I wonder if anyone can help me; I've looked everywhere but I can't seem to find anything about this issue anywhere online!
I use single quotation marks for quotations, as is standard in British English, but whenever a quote starts with the letters s, d, or t, the smart quote defaults the wrong way. I have to manually change them every time, and it's infuriating! Let me post an example straight from Evernote:
So for example, ‘a quote’ doesn’t cause a problem but ’some quotes’ does.
As you can see, the quotation mark before the word 'some' is the wrong way. This ONLY happens in Evernote, not in any other writing program. It doesn't happen if I use double quotation marks (so I guess it's not a problem for Americans?), and of course wouldn't be a problem if I turned smart quotes off, but I need them as I use my notes as the basis and starting point for my academic work, which requires properly formatted quotation marks.
If anyone knows any way to fix this I would be incredibly grateful. It sounds silly, but it causes me hassle multiple times a day, sometimes dozens of times (I do a lot of quotation in my note taking) and if I can't work it out I'm going to have to stop using Evernote and find an alternative!