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Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Mar 16, 2006

Has anyone else noticed their profile’s gone apostrophic? I was reading mine today and it read: If youve… Ive been…. Ive worked… and no matter how hard I looked, not an apostrophe could I find, not one. Weird huh? Is this some sort of Unicode spring clean? Henrrrrrrrrrrrrry…………

I’m sure the profile wasn’t like that last time I edited it, because I have the original in a Word doc, apostrophes and all, and the way it was today just shouts “please spell check me dude.” Anyway I’ve put my apostrophes back in because anyone with work to offer won’t be offering it to me if I’m promoting my writing like that will they?

I bet no one is reading this anymore, everyone’s run off to check their apostrophes.
“Have one (or two) on me.’’

Mac

Apostrophe (French, from the Greek apostrofos prosodia, the accent of elision) ( ’ )


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Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Portfolio and personal page too. Mar 16, 2006

Missing apostrophes, dashes turned into question marks, apostrophes turned into question marks.
And my personal page. I fixed the profile and portfolio, I hope I got everything; I’ll do my personal page when I have the time, hoping no one will read it in the meantime.



[Edited at 2006-03-19 11:30]


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Is it only you or has it been corrected? Mar 17, 2006

Jo, I see that you posted this yesterday, so wonder if it's been corrected since then, because when I go to your profile page, I see everything right. This is copied from your page, for instance: "If you’'ve got a document..."

In any case, if you see it still 'apostrophic', please submit a support request.

HTH,
Özden

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Sorry, Jo I'm afraid I missed the point in your second message that you corrected it yourself

[Edited at 2006-03-17 11:48]


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Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Assuming my profile got unicoded in the last few days. Mar 17, 2006

Hi Özden,
Thanks for your feedback.
Yep, I corrected the errors I could find last night, hopefully I got them all. I’m just assuming my profile was converted to Unicode sometime in the last few days because I’ve been watching for text issues since the conversion began and yesterday is the first time I noticed anything wrong.
I also noticed some forum postings with the same glitch, which had the Unicode conversion flags and looked better in Windows 2552 or whatever.
Jo



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