# How to get rid of special " and ' characters in Google Docs

Sometimes I want to type up tests into Google Docs and share with colleagues. But I find myself having to send these texts as .txt files later, after replacing these fancy " and ' characters.

I want the straight "normal" kinds, so I can feed the typed text into a shell, or script, and so on. An example:

What I want when I type using the " / ' key:

requests.get("http://example.com")
requests.get('http://example.com')


requests.get(“Example.com”)
requests.get(‘Example.com’)


See how there are SIX types of quote marks? I want to make it so when I type ", I get " and not “ or ” ... the difference may be easier to see l larger:

# yes: " ' no: “ ” ‘ ’

Man I hate these curly slanty quote things.

I would honestly like to ban them on any editor I use - trying to debug one of these weird quote marks isn't always easy! If you don't do any scripting/programming, the need for this won't likely make sense.

Is there a way to stop Google Docs from inserting these slanted quotes instead of the straight, shell-recognized type? Or am I stuck emailing plain text files in both line endings so I can send out my tests to the team?