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strange en-dash behavior with courier fonts

Posted: 2007-09-02 09:45:46
by samuelas
Hello all,

I'm not sure how to phrase this question. In the courier font NWP produces a strange auto correct when I type "--" that conjoins the two characters when I press the space bar. That is, it seems to try to do an autocorrect of some kind. However, I have no such autocorrect set and it doesn't do this in other fonts.

Does anyone know what is the matter?


Posted: 2007-09-03 01:18:42
by scottwhitlock
I can't reproduce this. When I type "--" followed by a space bar in Courier, they remain as typed.


Posted: 2007-09-03 07:26:38
by samuelas
Thanks for trying, Scott. A few weeks ago I would not have been able to reproduce this either. This issue has just recently cropped up. But it's driving me crazy.


Posted: 2007-09-03 11:14:13
by scottwhitlock
I bet...what's really weird is that it only shows up in that rules out any kind of QuickFix problem.

Hopefully Martin can help you out.


Posted: 2007-09-03 12:57:42
by Elbrecht
Well -

I too can't reproduce this - it reminds me somehow of Publius' theorem on:
Derick wrote:Am I missing something or does NWP not automatically convert two dashes ( -- ) to an em-dash?
So in a way we had this before - did you do a count of the so-called "conjoint"?
Make sure it is not just a display thing. What Courier, at what size?


Posted: 2007-09-03 13:13:46
by greenmorpher
If the document is not totally confidential, why not send it to the Solanums to look at using the bug reporting facility in the Help dialog?

By the way -- have you checked Quickfix? Although that would be very odd if it fixed something in only one font. Hmm -- forget that! Just report it as a bug.

Cheers, Geoff

Geoffrey Heard, Business Writer & Publisher

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Posted: 2007-09-03 14:07:24
by samuelas
Thanks to all. I sent a sample text to Nisus. Although, perhaps they will not encounter see the problem--I opened the same document in Word and Mellel and it didn't have this issue!

Completely weird. Maybe I should re-download Nisus (and the courier font?) and see if that helps.