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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#4491 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Quoted text ending in number foils "smart" quotes

Reported by: cherylontheweb Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Severity: minor Version: 2.2
Component: Formatting Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:


The end quote of a quoted string is different when the string ends in a number (and is also in that case inconsistent with the starting quote); I have to assume there is a bug here? (not running any plugins that could account for this)

Example: "one" is encoded as “one” but "1" is encoded as “1″

Or take this test example..
"1" "one" "11" "one1" "12"

.. which is encoded as..
“1″ “one” “11″ “one1″ “12″

Change History (12)

#1 @cherylontheweb
13 years ago

  • Cc cherylontheweb added

#2 @foolswisdom
13 years ago

  • Milestone set to 2.4 (future)

#3 @Otto42
13 years ago

After a number, it converts a quote into a "double prime" character, which is usually used to represent inches.


This is done by wptexturize(), and there's probably not a particularly good solution for it.

#4 @cherylontheweb
13 years ago

Interesting, thanks for your comments. Inches notation is USA-centric, I've not heard of another country that uses it - given I live in Germany and I can't turn off this USA notation, I would say this is a small bug.

For anyone else with this problem: workaround is not to use quotes around phrases that end in numbers but to use the HTML itself: “your_text”
If rich text editor is on you have to do this in the source.

#5 @lloydbudd
13 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.4 to 2.6

#6 @ryan
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.7 to 2.8

#7 @jacobsantos
12 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

#9 @ryan
11 years ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Formatting
  • Owner anonymous deleted

#10 @ryan
11 years ago

  • Milestone 2.8 deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Duping against #8775, which has a patch.

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