@mlo, The apostrophe seen in your sample image appears to be a quotation mark.
I am not an specialist in Italian (nor in English), but I found that the symbol used to indicate an elision is not uniform (may be a result of the help of the many autocorrect tools in every word procesor, internet browser, etc., or the wrong keyboard layout selected.
In LibreOffice, as default, when you type apostrophe (Unicode U+0027
')¹ it is replaced by an English left or right single quotation mark (Unicode U+2018
‘ and U+2019
’),² one or the other is chosen depending on whether or not there is a character to the left.
You can change this behavior at menu
AutoCorrect Options… -
Localized Options tab, unchecking the Replace option below Single Quotes.
To revert the autocorrection for a single instance, press
Ctrl+Z (Edit - Undo) after typing the apostrophe.
But not all designers think that things should be as we expect. So, if we choose the wrong font we can’t blame the designer.
As @gabix wrote:
It is clearly a feature of this font family.
What about Libre Bodoni font?
See LibreOffice Help on Entering Unicode Characters.
Tested with LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.
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