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2015-12-20 15:03 GMT+02:00 Michael Bauer <>:

On the issue of autocorrection, I have a different question. I'm trying to
alter the behaviour of smart single quotes in LO. In Gaelic, single quotes
are almost never used as punctuation because their main function is as word
characters e.g.
a' d' t' etc
and because this would land you with 'a'' when using single quotes, this
is almost never done and people uses double quotes mostly "a'"

Problem arise when automatically turning these into smart quotes. Not the
double, “” are always fine but turning ' > ’ creates problems because this
is interpreted by LO (not just LO, most use the default "English" settings)
as an opening single quote and turns this into a right curling quote ‘

Unfortunately, this single quote can occur at the beginning of words too
'gam 'gad 'ga
but when using formatted quotes, this must be a LEFT curling quote i.e.
’gam ’gad
but with the default behaviour, one ends up with
‘gam ‘gad

I guess this is a bit like the 'okina issue in Hawaiian, though I'm not
sure if this has been fixed in LO.

Does anyone have any ideas how this could be fixed so
- the default smart quote conversion is always to left curling for gd-GB
(unless the user manually inserts a right curling quote via the character
chart or ALT+0145)
- this does not end up as a conflict between autocorrect and some system

Hi Michael,

Not sure if you have already figured this out, but if not, then here's a

Best regards,

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