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Evernote on Mac automagically and annoyingly replacing apostrophe with left single quote

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In the past day or two, I've noticed Evernote is automatically replacing apostrophes (') with the left singleton (‘). While the distinction doesn't matter for notes and such, I keep SQL queries in evernote for later use and the singleton does not work. It is nearly imperceptible, so I haven't even figured out what triggers it.


The case is:


   name, address, whatever

from table

where name like 'P%'


somehow becomes:



   name, address, whatever

from table

where name like ‘P%'


Most fonts don't make this clear at a smaller size, so hard to say what is triggering this. I typically use Helvetica Neue, not sure if that's related.



I don't know when exactly this started, though I wonder if it was when I updated to the latest mac os, 10.9. 


If anyone has any suggestions how to make this come to an end, I would greatly appreciate it.





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A quick bit of searching shows I'm not the only one that got wiped out by Mavericks. I just assumed it was Steve Jobs ghost telling me to give up on SQL.


Thanks again.

Glad I could help. No paranormal activity to blame this time.

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