Cleantext: turn your ASCII pastebombs into formatted text

Mekki and a friend ran with an idea I tweeted last October: "Who's got a web-based service that will take a huge pastebomb (300K of text) and smarten all quotes, turn — into em-dash, etc?" They created something called Cleantext. I just pasted in the entire text of my next short story collection (written as plain ASCII in a text editor) and out came something that was beautifully formatted and ready to be pasted into a layout program for further massaging. I'm delighted by this — how useful!


(Thanks, Mekki!)