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Typing apostrophe or quotation mark on an iPad with bluetooth keyboard

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Summary by TiltedCerebellum

User found that disabling "Smart Punctuation" resolved this issue with working with MW from apple devices.

George Ho (talkcontribs)

I’ve tried to type in a straight apostrophe on latest versions of Chrome and Safari via an iPad with a bluetooth keyboard. In Google Search, the key executes the straight apostrophe ('). However, in here, the same key executes the different, curvy apostrophe (), which has been deprecated from article titles and content. DuckDuckGo redirects the curvy apostrophe to the straighter one in any search. The MediaWiki software doesn’t do that without creating a redirect page. Not only it applies to Wikipedia but other projects as well.

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

perhaps cirrussearch should consider that as part of its accent folding. I would suggest filing a bug in phabricator.

George Ho (talkcontribs)

I found out that I was able to change the punctuation settings by disabling the "Smart Punctuation" option at the Settings app on a portable Apple device, typically iPhone or iPad.

Steps: Settings app > General > Keyboards > disable "Smart Punctuation"

George Ho (talkcontribs)
TiltedCerebellum (talkcontribs)

Thanks for this, was driving me a little bonkers too when I found myself checking wiki stuff over late at night with just an iPad instead of my PC.