What’s the best way of getting ASCII text out of Scrivener? I mean real 7-bit ASCII, not UTF-8!
I like being able to get “smart quotes”, dashes and ellipsis in my writing, which is something that TextEdit doesn’t seem to do, as near as I can tell. However, I also need to post my stuff to a writers group on a MUCK which only accepts 7-bit ASCII. (This has caused headaches for several people when they cut-and-paste text, but their quote marks vanish into the bit bucket!)
I’m aware that Mac OS X has a shell command that can convert UTF-8 to ASCII, but it’s pretty obscure and awkward to use. It would be cool if somebody could make a script to turn this into a simple drag-and-drop process. . . .