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Hi,

 

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:

select 

   name, address, whatever

from table

where name like 'P%'

 

somehow becomes:

 

select 

   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.

 

Thanks,

P.

 

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Hi. It could be Mavericks.

System Preferences -> Language and Region -> Keyboard preferences -> Text -> Uncheck "use smart quotes"

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THANK YOU! 

 

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.

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THANK YOU! 

 

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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