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

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 05:58
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Dec 4

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

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: 05:58
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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TOPIC STARTER
@Thomas Dec 4

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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