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    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 31st Jan 18, 5:20 PM
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    Keep getting !!!8217; instead of '
    • #1
    • 31st Jan 18, 5:20 PM
    Keep getting !!!8217; instead of ' 31st Jan 18 at 5:20 PM
    Keep getting !!!8217; instead of '.

    Even my typing can't be that bad.
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    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 4th Feb 18, 9:28 PM
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    I am getting it too. Using iPad and guess it may be from the suggestive text bar.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 4th Feb 18, 10:28 PM
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    Other than this quirk 99% of the Spam has gone.
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    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 5th Feb 18, 9:32 AM
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    Nope - it's not only Apple. My signature used to have the symbol for a Ukrainian hryvnia in it but that's being translated as !!!8372; and when I put it back into the signature and save I'm told I'm swearing! I'm on Windows 10 ...
    Womble #7 - Running Total £9.56 $1.99 €3.35 S//0.10 (that's supposed to be 10 Ukrainian kopiyki but the site is refusing to display the symbol) Bds$0.10 A$0.05 C$0.88 S$0.20 zl0.02 (Polish grosze) LB0.22 (Bulgarian stotinka) ISKr 5 DKr 0.50 CHF 0.50
    • Ted Bloke
    • By Ted Bloke 5th Feb 18, 10:10 AM
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    Me too with various punctuation marks, thought it was my iPad, then went to start a thread but found already started.

    he said !!!8220;Jesus forgives!!!8221;. You wish!
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Witch hunt saboteur. Sorry my posts so long - not time write shorter ones. A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - “The very first step we must take is the acquisition of enough self-respect and self-confidence to say that we have met an enemy and that he is not us, but someone else.” De asini callidi nauseatum sum
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 5th Feb 18, 12:18 PM
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    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 5th Feb 18, 3:37 PM
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    It is NOT just down to Apple iOS and it is NOT just new posts.
    I suspect that Unicode characters have been turned off in a bid to prevent non-English character-based Spam.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    I think Cornucopia is correct.

    THIS POST dates from 2011 and was last edited in 2012. It has never been edited on an iOS platform. It displayed OK for nearly 6 years but in the last couple of weeks it is filled with problems.

    8216 is left double quotation and 8217 is right double quotation but only the ASCII neutral (vertical) quotation marks are acceptable now. The same is true with 8211 En Dash which is not allowed but hyphen and Em Dash are OK.

    If you copy text into your posts from other sources including Word, Wordpad and other websites you can also get the problem where you have used punctuation that MSE no longer recognises.
    • emptybox
    • By emptybox 5th Feb 18, 6:22 PM
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    It's OK - Haven't tried it. ''' ---
    "trying quotation marks"
    Last edited by emptybox; 05-02-2018 at 6:25 PM.
    • Ted Bloke
    • By Ted Bloke 7th Feb 18, 12:45 PM
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    A-test-using-hyphens posted from iPad
    Originally posted by Glad
    It is still going on. Hyphens, quotation marks end other punctuation marks probably.

    I notice at least, at least I think, it does not happen when first you post if you post without modifications. But if you open your post again to add a comma, it changes all these marks into this code.
    Witch hunt saboteur. Sorry my posts so long - not time write shorter ones. A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - “The very first step we must take is the acquisition of enough self-respect and self-confidence to say that we have met an enemy and that he is not us, but someone else.” De asini callidi nauseatum sum
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Feb 18, 1:10 PM
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    Testing, a -post-'with hyphens- and ''' apostrophes, etc, and ..... a line of ...........

    Edit 1
    That's my first post.

    Trying ' ' ' some. - - - more stuff .............

    Edit 2 now modifying the first bit

    Edit 3 that all seems to be ok now!

    Edit 4 now pasting a sentence from a BBC website:

    "Mr Musk has decided this should be his old cherry-red Tesla roadster with a space-suited mannequin strapped in the driver's seat."

    That's all ok too.


    Edit 5 this is a copy/paste from an article someone else posted on a thread here, from another website:

    A small gesture that we may not think make any difference could
    actually make our friends!!!8217; day. All it takes is a cute little card with
    a nice personal message in it to put a smile on their face. This
    could be an e-card that you send to them online, a store bought
    card, or better yet, a home made one that oozes thoughtfulness,

    Edit 6..... yup, there,it is! One apostrophe, which I have now highlighted.

    So #46 seems to be right.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 07-02-2018 at 1:21 PM.
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    • DAKOTA45
    • By DAKOTA45 9th Feb 18, 8:18 AM
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    Apostrophe!!!8217;s on ipad!!!8217;s Tes!!!8217;t. Nope, mine!!!8217;s OK

    Correction! No it!!!8217;s not, only showed when posted.
    Originally posted by Misslayed
    I started getting these…

    I think it's a hack as soon afterwards, my posts disappeared from the original thread and were pasted onto another thread where it was then subject to a lot of abuse...
    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 9th Feb 18, 1:32 PM
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    Oh Dear - seems like MSE aren't the only ones with apostrophe trouble.
    • sulphate
    • By sulphate 12th Feb 18, 7:38 PM
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    I’m getting this as well but only when I edit posts. I’m using an iPhone.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 13th Feb 18, 11:43 AM
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    I’m on iOS 11.2 if that makes any difference.
    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 13th Feb 18, 3:10 PM
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    I think you can remove the numbers it if you go to 'advanced' before posting. You can with windows 10 anyway.
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    • Prof_Green
    • By Prof_Green 13th Mar 18, 9:08 PM
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