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(Some) Apostrophes expanding to multiple spaces?

Old May 1, 19, 3:10 pm
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(Some) Apostrophes expanding to multiple spaces?

I mostly frequent the Marriott and United fora here, and for a while, some users' posts have been expanding apostrophes (and sometimes double-quotes) into what appears to be a horizontal tab. As the image below will show, however, it's not all quotes.


This is from the https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...ft-23rd-6.html thread. Note that fezzington's apostrophe didn't expand, where as JOSECONLSCREW28's did.

I've noticed this behavior in both of the aforementioned fora. I wonder if it's somehow related to (possibly) some users cut-and-pasting from an external editor that uses "smart quotes"?

Mac OSX, latest version. Google Chrome, latest version.

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Old May 1, 19, 3:44 pm
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It could be?

Though I am using Chrome and Firefox, and neither of them display the extra spaces as your image shows above.

You may try clearing your browser cache.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 4:26 am
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I get this as well (Chrome for Mac). It's making some posts virtually unreadable.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 4:41 am
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I also get this intermittently with Chrome on a Mac.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 8:08 am
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Does it also happen on Safari/FireFox? Are you updated to the latest version on Chrome for Mac OS?
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Old Jul 28, 19, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Does it also happen on Safari/FireFox? Are you updated to the latest version on Chrome for Mac OS?
I've done some testing and can reproduce it now with the infinite scroll feature enabled.

In the last paragraph of https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31351272-post21.html there is an instance of "don't" which will render correctly when using that direct link.

The apostrophe is also correctly rendered if you access via AC Drops Domestic flight @ Canadian Customs and then scroll down to post 21

If however you have infinite scroll enabled and start at AC Drops Domestic flight @ Canadian Customs and then scroll down to trigger the loading of page 2 posts when you get to post 21 there will be a space instead of the apostrophe in Chrome and it will be stripped in Firefox (both on a Mac). I checked the page source in Chrome and it's just a blank space, there is no control or non-printable character in the text.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by TechnoTourist View Post
I've done some testing and can reproduce it now with the infinite scroll feature enabled.

In the last paragraph of https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31351272-post21.html there is an instance of "don't" which will render correctly when using that direct link.

The apostrophe is also correctly rendered if you access via AC Drops Domestic flight @ Canadian Customs and then scroll down to post 21

If however you have infinite scroll enabled and start at AC Drops Domestic flight @ Canadian Customs and then scroll down to trigger the loading of page 2 posts when you get to post 21 there will be a space instead of the apostrophe in Chrome and it will be stripped in Firefox (both on a Mac). I checked the page source in Chrome and it's just a blank space, there is no control or non-printable character in the text.
After enabling IS, I do see a blank space (a square, in my case). I'll ask tech to fix.
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Old Sep 30, 20, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
After enabling IS, I do see a blank space (a square, in my case). I'll ask tech to fix.
The issue still persists and seems to occur more frequently from specific users rather than randomly.
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Old Oct 3, 20, 7:57 pm
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Would you like to have links to specific posts so you don't have to go hunting for specific examples? If yes, I'd be happy to provide them.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by freckles123 View Post
Would you like to have links to specific posts so you don't have to go hunting for specific examples? If yes, I'd be happy to provide them.
Yes, please.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Yes, please.
Per TechnoTourist's instructions, you'll have to first go 1-2 pages before the specific post referenced, and then scroll down to said post with infinite scroll enabled. Let me know if you're unable to replicate. You'll also notice that if you continue scrolling down through the thread, it'll be the same users whose apostrophes are replaced with spaces.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31748113-post1596.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31519253-post1519.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31600328-post1536.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31604715-post1544.html
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Old Oct 14, 20, 6:54 pm
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Hi IBJoel, were you able to replicate the issue?
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Old Oct 15, 20, 11:41 am
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No, unfortunately I can't see any of the oddities. Are you by chance on an Apple device?
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Old Oct 15, 20, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
No, unfortunately I can't see any of the oddities. Are you by chance on an Apple device?
Interesting. Yes, I'm on macOS and using Chrome
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