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How to change language for smart quote [closed]

asked 2014-01-09 12:29:38 +0100

l_lfc gravatar image

updated 2020-08-03 02:26:06 +0100

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When I type within a pair of English smart quote some Japanese characters, the ending quote automatically becomes Japanese and a different font face from the opening quote. In the worst case, it may even become ‘こんにちは」, where I can't resolve it even by changing fonts.

Is there a way to fix it?

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answered 2014-01-09 13:41:46 +0100

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updated 2014-01-09 13:45:57 +0100

Please let me ask first some questions:
- Which OS are you using?
- Which version of LibO?
- Which keyboard are you using?
- I assume you switch between Japanese and English - how do you switch?

Does this picture show what you want to get:

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Above is created in LibO using English XP/SP3 with Asian support package. Japanese keyboard is used and IME entry method (入力方式). Switching between English and Japanese is done with the 半角・全角key.

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I'm using Win7 Pro, LibO 4.1.3. For keyboard, I use Japanese and Traditional Chinese interchangeably, as for Trad. Chinese I have both the US Keyboard and Chinese input. I switch in a way that the icon of my Language Bar changes in between CH and JP. But the issue actually occurs even if I am typing English and paste Chinese/Japanese characters.

This is exactly what I get when I enable Smart Quote and type Japanese and Chinese in an English sentence: People in Asia may say “Hello” in “こんにちは』(Japanese) or “你好嗎』(Chinese).

I think the question is rather with the Smart Quote, as if I disable the Smart Quote I can get the quotes as what I have typed.

Thanks in advance!

l_lfc gravatar imagel_lfc ( 2014-01-12 11:04:04 +0100 )edit

In your example >> “こんにちは』<< where is the point when you switch to Japanese (Chinese)? After the >>"<< or before?

If you change before the >>"<< I feel you found a bug. Please report it under: it would be nice if you could publish the bug number/link here as well to enable other to add comments to the bug report.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2014-01-14 15:24:30 +0100 )edit

Sorry for taking so long to reply. Yes, I actually changed back to English before typing the >>"<<; actually I am hoping that to “こんにちは” rather than 『こんにちは』.

But anyway, I will try to make a report to see how it goes. Thanks a lot!

l_lfc gravatar imagel_lfc ( 2014-01-26 07:27:10 +0100 )edit

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