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What the heck happened to my punctuation?

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Mon 11 Nov, 2002 06:05 pm
Has this happened to you?

You copy and paste from Word, click Submit, and suddenly your apostrophes look like some odd combination of an ampersand and a bunch of numbers. E. g. you meant to write didn't but it came out as didn&8220t.

Well, don't panic.

It's impossible, on the Internet, to account for every single character out there. So, the program replaces unfamiliar characters (such as quotation marks that curve inwards) with an ampersand/numbers combination. All you need to do is, click 'edit' and edit your post. You do know you can edit your own postings, right? :wink:
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 11 Nov, 2002 06:08 pm
I'd like to know what the heck happened to my punctum, my eyes keep watering . . .

okbye
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 11 Nov, 2002 06:24 pm
Another option:

Those characters usually appear when copying from word documents.

Here's what to do:

First copy the text to notepad. Then copy from notepad to here.

And you shouldn't have any problems with the jumbled punctuation.
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solipsister
 
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Reply Sat 8 Sep, 2018 02:48 am
And per se, in other news, and

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-ampersand-day-september-8/
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