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    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 5th Feb 18, 2:06 PM
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    • #2
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    • 5th Feb 18, 2:06 PM


    I'm on Windows 7 & use Alt 3 for a little black heart & instead i'm getting !!!9829;
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    • Lizabeth21
    • By Lizabeth21 5th Feb 18, 2:52 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 2:52 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 2:52 PM
    Don't know if it's worked but here goes. Apostrophes or numbers? See what posts ......

    Sorted!
    • jungle jane
    • By jungle jane 5th Feb 18, 2:56 PM
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    • #4
    • 5th Feb 18, 2:56 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 2:56 PM
    I'm getting this on my Mac too....the fix seems to be aimed at phones/IOS 11...
    • tghe-retford
    • By tghe-retford 5th Feb 18, 6:06 PM
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    • #5
    • 5th Feb 18, 6:06 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 6:06 PM
    Also occurs on Linux.
    • cinders59
    • By cinders59 8th Feb 18, 11:11 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 11:11 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 11:11 AM
    and on Windows 10
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    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 8th Feb 18, 12:10 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 12:10 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 12:10 PM
    And Android.
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 8th Feb 18, 12:29 PM
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    • #8
    • 8th Feb 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 12:29 PM
    But Andrea, a week or so ago this wasn't a problem.

    Something has changed in the MSE forum software to bring this issue to the fore.
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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 8th Feb 18, 12:56 PM
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    • #9
    • 8th Feb 18, 12:56 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 12:56 PM
    Was just about to post about this when I found this thread.

    I first noticed it on my mobile (Android) when I replied to a thread, but assumed I had accidentally pressed some extra buttons in some way. It was fine when I edited the post to remove the !!!8217; and re-add the s. I've just seen a few more while reading a thread on the Credit Cards board.
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    • 18cc
    • By 18cc 9th Feb 18, 1:34 PM
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    18cc
    Started happening a week or two ago. I am using Windows 10 (latest version) and IE11.
    • alanq
    • By alanq 9th Feb 18, 3:02 PM
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    This has been happening on Windows 7 for around 1 week. (Firefox 58.0.2 & IE11)
    Last edited by alanq; 09-02-2018 at 3:06 PM.
    • fozmcfc
    • By fozmcfc 9th Feb 18, 3:24 PM
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    Windows 7 on Google Chrome, still happening.
    • Ted Bloke
    • By Ted Bloke 10th Feb 18, 2:02 PM
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    Not out of the wood yet.
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/09/26/tips-turn-off-ios-11-smart-punctuation-to-avoid-data-entry-problems

    Done that. Seemed to work.

    Have impression that it only works one time. I went back to the correct one letter in a post I posted this morning. After which the same punctuation rubbish came back, even though smart punctuation was switched off.

    So looks like you still have to get your posts right first time and not need to correct them.
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    • Eco Miser
    • By Eco Miser 10th Feb 18, 4:41 PM
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    It may be ios (and anything else that puts in smart quotes and apostrophes) that is causing the problem, but it is all of us who are seeing the problem - it even happens sometimes when quoting un-mangled posts that the quotation's apostrophes are replaced by '!!!8217;' - which is the entity form '& #8217;' (actually right quote rather than apostophe) with the '& #' treated as invalid characters. [Extra spaces added to avoid mangling]
    The real problem is in the filtering software of the boards. Please get it fixed.
    Last edited by Eco Miser; 10-02-2018 at 4:44 PM. Reason: The ampersand got banged!
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    • LadyMorticia
    • By LadyMorticia 10th Feb 18, 9:10 PM
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    I'm using Windows 10 and Chrome and have been having this problem with apostrophes for a week. The fix doesn't work for non-iOS devices.

    Something has obviously happened with the MSE software somewhere along the line.
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    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 16th Feb 18, 9:00 AM
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    Keep pedalling
    I can!!!8217;t any reference to this on other forums, this is a 100% MSE issue, so if anyone is listening in MSE world, could you please pull your finger out and fix it.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 16th Feb 18, 10:44 AM
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    I can!!!8217;t any reference to this on other forums, this is a 100% MSE issue, so if anyone is listening in MSE world, could you please pull your finger out and fix it.
    Originally posted by Keep pedalling
    Very strange that MSE are not responding to requests for a fix to this silly problem.
    Are they all hiding or have they all been sacked for messing up the website ??
    • Mobeer
    • By Mobeer 16th Feb 18, 5:46 PM
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    This official MSE first post from back in 2016 is showing the problem:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5535256

    So it's not a user issue
    • westv
    • By westv 17th Feb 18, 8:54 AM
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    Test to see if I'm having this problem.
    • Iwanttobefree
    • By Iwanttobefree 17th Feb 18, 9:29 AM
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    Windows 10 pro, Chrome.

    Seeing a fair few weird numbers
    !!!8217;
    !!!56833;
    !!!55357;


    I have just compared a post in both firefox and Chrome, numbers there in both
    The way things are going, soon we are all going to be victims of something or other.

    Who will we blame then?
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