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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 8th Feb 18, 8:36 AM
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    Why are posts ruined with all these !!!8217 !!!821
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:36 AM
    Why are posts ruined with all these !!!8217 !!!821 8th Feb 18 at 8:36 AM
    !!!8217s have been messing up any posts that contain apostrophes. Any idea why this is occurring? Is it a MSE problem, or, in my case, just an IOS (iPad) issue?

    Are others using Microsoft OS having the same issue?
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

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    • elsien
    • By elsien 8th Feb 18, 8:41 AM
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    • #2
    • 8th Feb 18, 8:41 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:41 AM
    I did read on another thread that it was a fruit based issue, but clearly not all devices as my posts from an iPhone are fine.
    So a combination of MSE and particular devices, I think.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • muleskinner
    • By muleskinner 8th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
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    • #3
    • 8th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
    It happens for me when I copy/paste from a doc that has the 'curly' apostrophes as opposed to the 'straight' ones. A search/replace in a basic text editor before copy/paste here sorts it.

    I'm sure it's only recently started happening though! I use MacOS.
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 8th Feb 18, 8:55 AM
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    • #4
    • 8th Feb 18, 8:55 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:55 AM
    I think I might have solved it (for me, at least).

    It’s been simply a case of going to the ‘Settings’ page on the iPad, selecting ‘General’, > ‘Keyboard’, > ‘Text Replacement’, then instructing the system to replace with a .

    Yep, replace the same symbol with exactly the same symbol, but it works ...... for me ...... at the moment!
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 8th Feb 18, 9:46 AM
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    • #5
    • 8th Feb 18, 9:46 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:46 AM
    I use an Android device with Chrome and while I don't get it when I type a post I did get it in some text I copied and pasted from a web page, so it seems like a MSE problem to solve.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 8th Feb 18, 12:44 PM
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    • #6
    • 8th Feb 18, 12:44 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 12:44 PM
    All explained in this forum feedback forum sticky:


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5788856
    • kryten3000
    • By kryten3000 8th Feb 18, 1:02 PM
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    • #7
    • 8th Feb 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 1:02 PM
    For MacOS - open System Preferences>Keyboard>Text. Untick "Use smart quotes and dashes".
    • waamo
    • By waamo 8th Feb 18, 1:13 PM
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    • #8
    • 8th Feb 18, 1:13 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 1:13 PM
    I'm wondering if that work around has fixed it for me?

    It looks like it has.
    This space for hire.
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