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Closed 8 years ago

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#4142 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Smart quotes don't work before lower-case s

Reported by: HarryRAR Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.1.3
Component: General Keywords: formatting smartquotes
Focuses: Cc:


This is a formatting problem. If I put single quotes around a word starting with lower-case s, the first quote mark is displayed the wrong way round. This happens whether or not I use the visual text editor.

i.e. 'Spiral' is displayed correctly as ‘Spiral’, but 'salmon' displays as ’salmon’. You can see a couple of examples in this post:


Presumably lower-case s is a special case because it has to recognise possessives.

I'm using 2.1.3; it also doesn't work in a site I've got which is running 2.0.5

I don't know if it's relevant, but the site is running on PHP version 4.4.4 and MySQL version 4.1.21-standard. Apparently.

Change History (4)

comment:1 @rob1n8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.4 to 2.3

comment:2 @Dickie8 years ago

This is the same as this ticket


comment:3 @HarryRAR8 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Oh, sorry about that. Bad searching on my part.

comment:4 @foolswisdom8 years ago

  • Milestone 2.3 deleted
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