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Apostrophes not apostrophes [message #18014] Sat, 18 September 2010 15:36 UTC Go to next message
avatar Drawn_Steel_Hero  is currently offline Drawn_Steel_Hero
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Registered: June 2010
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I'm currently uploading all my I Ching pendant designs to my shop, and several of the names of the trigrams have apostrophes in them (such as Ch'ien, K'un, K'an etc). I type these apostrophes in as normal, but once the files are uploaded, the apostrophes have been changed automatically to quote marks ( " ). This means I have to go back into the model pages to change them all back to apostrophes, which is a bit of a bear when there are so many of them.

[EDIT] Actually, I've just realised that the quote marks are actually double apostrophes, which is even weirder. So whenever I type an apostrophe, it turns it into two.
Any idea why this is?


[Updated on: Sat, 18 September 2010 15:40 UTC]

Re: Apostrophes not apostrophes [message #18028 is a reply to message #18014 ] Sun, 19 September 2010 13:51 UTC Go to previous message
avatar clsn  is currently offline clsn
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Registered: July 2010
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I assume it's an escaping artifact, that apostrophes are doubled when being placed in the database since they're also used to quote the data. It's a common problem with SQL-style databases (and probably others too). Someone eventually is going to have to handle round-tripping that correctly.

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