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Old 05-17-2022, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default apostrophes appearing as question marks

(Apparently, this thread didn't survive TBageddon 2022. So here it is again.)

For the last few months, apostrophes have been replaced for ?.

At first, I thought Churd forgot which character to use, but it's coming up on much older posts.

Is anyone experiencing this?

Instead of "there's a cat in my mother's car" I'm getting "there?s a cat in my mother?s car"

Sometimes other extraneous characters appear, almost like line-noise from days of old.


Does anyone have ideas as to the cause?
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Old 05-17-2022, 01:03 PM   #2
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I have experienced this too. There are 2 different types of apostrophes in type, they're called dumb and smart apostrophes. On a computer keyboard the default apostrophe is usually the dumb one, and is also used to denote feet. The smart one is the slanted on, and is technically the correct one to use for possessive punctuation. ' or ’ . I do not know what's happening, but I've seen it happen with my posts and I've yet to draw any correlation if it depends on what device I'm using.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:16 PM   #3
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I only lose my apostrophes if I use them on mobile but on PC they stay normal
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Old 05-18-2022, 01:18 AM   #4
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If I said it once, I said it a million tim....... okay, just once, and it got lost in the Great Purge Of April.

Apparently the main problem is how older versions of vBulletin (badly) translate UTF-8 character to HTML.

One of many posts:
https://forum.vbulletin.com/forum/vb...es#post4429713

Please do not (notice no contractions requiring an apostrophe) make the bosses try to fix it, or the site may go down for a year.
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Old 05-18-2022, 02:53 AM   #5
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Old 05-19-2022, 02:51 PM   #6
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Old 05-19-2022, 06:13 PM   #7
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Old 05-20-2022, 10:44 AM   #8
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Ain't ain't a word so ain't ain't in the dictionary.
Now that look's fine t'o me. S'o what's the is'sue?
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Old 05-20-2022, 11:31 AM   #9
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Now that look's fine t'o me. S'o what's the is'sue?
Smart phone?s.
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Old 05-21-2022, 03:57 AM   #10
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Smart phone?s.
I don't smartphone here.

It's happening across 2 separate PCs and 3 different browsers.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:56 PM   #11
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RWC's browser is ~3? years old?
So, apostrophe's work just fine?

Edit: strange...worked that time on quick reply on an old(ish) computer (intel ~2009? bootcamp IWac w/barely supported up to date browser/software)?)?
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:08 PM   #12
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Wondering why this is important..
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:17 PM   #13
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Are we sure some folks are not just playing along and using the question mark on purpose? I see it on random posts by people.
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Are we sure some folks are not just playing along and using the question mark on purpose? I see it on random posts by people.
It's happening in posts from years ago. Post that I know used a ' and not a ?
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Old 06-08-2022, 12:01 PM   #19
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I'm noticing today that it's not doing it.

Result?
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Old 06-08-2022, 07:28 PM   #20
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