The other oddity I noticed, which, again, is not something you would use every day, involves text
which is apparently selected, but is actually not. And in this case it's probably worth mentioning
that I'm using 3.3.1 on a Mac running OSX 10.6.6.
I was going through a long document correcting quotation marks. The document contained a mixed bag
of single and double quotation marks, and some were of the typewriter form (same at opening and
closing) and some were of the kind that I learned to call 66's and 99's, which have a distinctive
comma form. Some of these were 6's and 9's of course, if they were single quotation marks.
I was replacing typewriter double quotes around direct speech with single 6's and 9's, thus:
"What do you mean by "good"?" asked John would become "What do yo mean by 6good9?" asked John.
(I'm typing text only, so I can't actually type curved quotes without going to html)
I had a search and replace window open with which I searched for opening double quotes by clicking
on find until I came to the opening quotes of "good" in the sample above, when I clicked on replace
to replace it with a single 6 quote. When one does this, the search automatically goes on to find
the next example of a double quote, and in this case would hop to the end of "good" and select the
second quotation marks. To handle this, I had a copy of the character table open, with the single
9 quote selected. When I pressed "Insert", nothing happened. No replace, no insert. Not until I
physically reselected the already selected double typewriter quote.
Not world-shattering, but perhaps something that needs an explanation. Or a fix.
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