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Is there any way to default to a correct apostrophe? [closed]

asked 2016-06-03 17:49:42 +0100

dfoy gravatar image

The single prime (', U+0027) also the mark for foot, as in 3') is the glyph that Writer uses for an apostrophe, but it is not an acceptable substitute in typography (’ U+0146). I understand the error ripples down from somebody's original decision decades ago in assigning glyphs to keyboard keys, when nobody was thinking typographically. But it's a problem. Is there a setting anywhere that changes Writer's default? I get tired of constantly having to run search-and-replace just to correct single primes to apostrophes.

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answered 2016-06-03 22:05:48 +0100

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Open Tools->AutoCorrect Options..., select Localized Options tab. Tick the Replace check box in the Single quotes column and click OK.

This will replace the single quote U+0047 by the correct typographic glyph both when used as an apostrophe or when used as a quotation mark (in this latter case, you will get the opening and closing delimiters).

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