How to type apostrophes and quotes in MemoQ
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 05:53
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Dec 4, 2018

Hello everyone

I'm doing a small test translation in MemoQ, and I discovered that MemoQ does a few weird things with apostrophes and quotes. For example, if I type a apostrophe plus a letter that doesn't take an accent directly after a space, MemoQ writes a comma (!). Yes, so if I type ' and then n, then MemoQ writes ,n instead of 'n or ’n or even ‘n. In mid-word (i.e. if the preceding character is not a space), MemoQ always writes a closing single quote when I try to type an apostrophe, e.g. if I type I and then ' and then m, MemoQ writes I‘m instead of I'm or I’m. How can I fix this? It gets weirder when I try to type double quotes. If I type " and then x and then ", MemoQ writes ,,x‘‘ instead of "x" or “x”. I'm using the US International keyboard in Windows.

Thanks
Samuel


[Edited at 2018-12-04 20:47 GMT]


 

Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
Member (2014)
Danish to English
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Autocorrect Dec 4, 2018

It sounds as if you have enabled smart quotes under AutoCorrect. Just switch them off. In some languages, for example German, the opening quote can look like a comma, for example:

„Guten Tag, Mann“
‚Guten Tag, Mann‘

Danish also traditionally used quotes like this, but the influence from English means that it's more common to see the following today:

”Goddag, mand”
’Goddag, mand’

https://support.memoq.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/362/12/autocorrect-lists-in-memoq


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 05:53
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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@Thomas Dec 4, 2018

Thomas T. Frost wrote:
It sounds as if you have enabled smart quotes under AutoCorrect.


Okay, I'll try it next time.


[Edited at 2018-12-04 21:10 GMT]


 


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