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.
AutoCorrect Options..., select
Localized Options tab. Tick the
Replace check box in the Single quotes column and click
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!
@SebőkGábor : 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.
Win10, LO version 126.96.36.199
The solution doesn’t work for me. Instead of ’ ,I see ecerywhere the double arrow head.
Cheers,and many thanks!
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?
Yes, it’s Hungarian.
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
Localized Options tabs. Eventually, uncheck Replace in
Localized Options after correcting the replacement tab.