typed apostrophy not working-like itś changing *s to ś

Asked by RichardRR on 2010-03-17

Normal typing in any program changes possessive (apostrophe)s to ś and contraction for cannot to can t

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2010-03-17
Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #1

The ´ character is not the apostrophe.
it is the acute accent and marks the intonation of a character.
The key is a dead key, which mean it is uses before an other key to modify its behavior. e.g. making an á from an a. You can overwrite this by pressing the key twice.

The right character to use is ’ the right single quotation mark, it’s position on the keyboard differs with the keyboard layout and it is not visible on the key itself. Alternatively you can use ' the single quotation mark.

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