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    • DiggerUK
    • By DiggerUK 11th Feb 18, 9:39 AM
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    Why are these numbers replacing apostrophes
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    • 11th Feb 18, 9:39 AM
    Why are these numbers replacing apostrophes 11th Feb 18 at 9:39 AM
    It seems an MSE bug is interfering with apostrophes in abbreviated text......any reason why. I bet it won’t do it now.
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    • DiggerUK
    • By DiggerUK 11th Feb 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 9:41 AM
    Here!!!8217;s what happened to me. Other posters are having similar problems..._

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=73840202&postcount=130
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 11th Feb 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 10:25 AM
    Seems to be to do with Apple Smart punctuation according to posts I've read, which says to me it ain't so smart!!
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 11th Feb 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 10:41 AM
    Until MSE fix it, switch off smart punctuation.
    • DiggerUK
    • By DiggerUK 11th Feb 18, 10:49 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 10:49 AM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 10:49 AM
    Seems to be to do with Apple Smart punctuation according to posts I've read, which says to me it ain't so smart!!
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk
    Doesn’t seem to matter what device is used. Complaints from all quarters.

    What’s smart punctuation..._
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 11th Feb 18, 2:39 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 2:39 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 2:39 PM
    I see it in other people's posts but never in any of my own. (Posts made using either a Win 7 laptop or a Win 10 laptop, both using Chrome browser).
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    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 11th Feb 18, 3:05 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 3:05 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 3:05 PM
    Doesn’t seem to matter what device is used. Complaints from all quarters.

    What’s smart punctuation..._
    Originally posted by DiggerUK
    AFAICs its all from Apple tablets or laptops.
    Smart punctuation is where they substitute what you type for subtly different punctuation marks.

    Here's an example "straight" quotes and then “smart quotes. See how the quotes curl in different ways at the start and end?

    So if you type
    " blah " it will be changed to “ blah

    Trouble is there's soemthing incompatible with the way this website treats those smart quotes.

    Note that SP does not automatically insert quotes, spellcheck does that. So you can still type its and have it changed to it's without any issues.

    However if you also have SP on, the ' of it's will get changed to a different single quote that this website doesn't like and it then gets changed to the numbers and exclamation marks.

    ...phew. HTH.
    • chib
    • By chib 11th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 4:08 PM
    I think the issue is far too common to be limited to Apple/iOS devices.
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 11th Feb 18, 9:22 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 9:22 PM
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    • 11th Feb 18, 9:22 PM
    So far I haven't seen any reports of it being anything other than Apple, apparently (according to ana analysis I read) when Apple does the substitution it adds an extra character than causes the issue. Note that the smart quotes I used as an example did not have that issue.

    But I had the issue when I had SP switched on on this iPad. Switched off, no issue.
    Last edited by AnotherJoe; 11-02-2018 at 9:25 PM.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 12th Feb 18, 12:59 AM
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    I think the issue is far too common to be limited to Apple/iOS devices.
    Originally posted by chib

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