Quotes with actual... "quotes"?

Is there a reason why the quotes style doesn’t actually… add quotes? Is it just a stylistic choice?
I miss it for academic writing, so I’m using this CSS:

.quote:before {
font-weight: bold;
font-family: Arial;
content: open-quote;

.quote:after {
font-weight: bold;
font-family: Arial;
content: close-quote;

Does this make sense? Or am I just missing something :stuck_out_tongue:

By the way, the shortcut for quotes (’) doesn’t seem to be working (web or desktop).

Edit: to make quotes look better

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I come from a computer science background and need code snippets all the time, so I use this to make quotes monospace

.quote {
  font-family: monospace;

This also matches how `` is rendered in markdown.

Any reason you don’t use the actual /code block for that?

I’ve been taking note of some code snippets, but I’m using the /code block for that…

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Because they are not inline, but blocks. Sometimes I want to just write something about a function or variable.

Any reason you are not using Blockquotes for quotes? :upside_down_face:

Ah yes, of course!

By the way, there should be an inline code option too.