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Akamia

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Editing my posts replaces certain characters
« on: 15 March 2021, 01:02:38 »
I sometimes type my forum posts on an iPad. I’m using one to start this very thread, actually; my iPad tends to replace apostrophes and quotation marks with special versions; in the latter case, a quote and end-quote version, as it’s context sensitive.

However, when I need to make an edit to posts that I typed on my iPad, the resulting post replaces those characters and some others I’ve used with some sort of code, and I have to replace them by hand with more standard versions of the punctuation.

Am I going to have to avoid contractions altogether like a Clanner to avoid this problem unless or until it gets fixed? ;D
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Obey the quartermaster unless he is a 'ling
Cargo techs guard the station and find more stuff to take
But the boss is never satisfied until the station breaks...

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Re: Editing my posts replaces certain characters
« Reply #1 on: 15 March 2021, 01:25:04 »
i find on iOS that if i do the quick edit in the lower right, it's what causes the issue. if i use 'modify' at the top, i don't get the substitution
« Last Edit: 15 March 2021, 01:28:02 by Sartris »

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Akamia

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Re: Editing my posts replaces certain characters
« Reply #2 on: 15 March 2021, 01:26:17 »
Well, let’s try it – I’ll edit this post that way and see what happens.

EDIT: Did it work...?

EDIT 2: Seems it worked!

EDIT 3: One more time, on my computer this time, just to be certain. ;D
« Last Edit: 15 March 2021, 01:52:24 by Akamia »
Let's all go to Cargonia, land of stolen things
Obey the quartermaster unless he is a 'ling
Cargo techs guard the station and find more stuff to take
But the boss is never satisfied until the station breaks...

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Re: Editing my posts replaces certain characters
« Reply #3 on: 17 March 2021, 19:37:10 »
It happens on PCs too every now and then, at least from what I've seen.  Not that that's a good thing...