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

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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### Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by floris v close date 2016-09-19 23:38:59.618274

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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+0027 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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I've found all th menu items, but simply it doesn't work! kutyacsulok@gmail.com

( 2019-03-29 08:45:03 +0200 )edit

@Sebők Gábor : Be more specific (LO version, OS, locale). If this is not just a complement to the above question, open a new question because this one is closed can no longer be improved.

( 2019-03-29 09:19:36 +0200 )edit

Win10, LO version 6.2.0.3 The solution doesn't work for me. Instead of ' ,I see ecerywhere the double arrow head.

Cheers,and many thanks! Gábor

( 2019-03-29 15:41:12 +0200 )edit

Best advice: open a new question (not omitting reference to this one) and attach screen shot(s). You didn't mention your language (this was meant with "locale"). Hungarian?

( 2019-03-29 16:05:07 +0200 )edit

( 2019-03-30 14:13:44 +0200 )edit

Context not self-descriptive: the replacement table says » (RIGNT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK U+00BB -- I assume it is readily available on your keyboard) is replaced by ’ (RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK U+2019). I'm not sure this is the selected char or U+2018 or even U+00B4 ACUTE ACCENT because picture is not detailed enough. Anyway, this is definitely not U+0027 SINGLE QUOTE.

You may eventually have a conflict between the Replace and Localized Options tabs. Eventually, uncheck Replace in Localized Options after correcting the replacement tab.

( 2019-03-30 14:47:08 +0200 )edit