Smart Punctuation Extension
SmartPunctExtension Intelligently converts ASCII quotes, dashes, and ellipses to their Unicode equivalents.
For example, this Markdown…
"CommonMark is the PHP League's Markdown parser," she said. "It's super-configurable... you can even use additional extensions to expand its capabilities -- just like this one!"
Will result in this HTML:
<p>“CommonMark is the PHP League’s Markdown parser,” she said. “It’s super-configurable… you can even use additional extensions to expand its capabilities – just like this one!”</p>
This extension is bundled with
league/commonmark. This library can be installed via Composer:
composer require league/commonmark
See the installation section for more details.
Extensions can be added to any new
use League\CommonMark\Environment; use League\CommonMark\Extension\SmartPunct\SmartPunctExtension; use League\CommonMark\MarkdownConverter; // Obtain a pre-configured Environment with all the CommonMark parsers/renderers ready-to-go $environment = Environment::createCommonMarkEnvironment(); // Add this extension $environment->addExtension(new SmartPunctExtension()); // Set your configuration $environment->mergeConfig([ 'smartpunct' => [ 'double_quote_opener' => '“', 'double_quote_closer' => '”', 'single_quote_opener' => '‘', 'single_quote_closer' => '’', ], ]); // Instantiate the converter engine and start converting some Markdown! $converter = new MarkdownConverter($environment); echo $converter->convertToHtml('# Hello World!');