strange en-dash behavior with courier fonts

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strange en-dash behavior with courier fonts

Post by samuelas » 2007-09-02 09:45:46

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?

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Sam

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Post by scottwhitlock » 2007-09-03 01:18:42

I can't reproduce this. When I type "--" followed by a space bar in Courier, they remain as typed.

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Post by samuelas » 2007-09-03 07:26:38

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.

Sam

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Post by scottwhitlock » 2007-09-03 11:14:13

I bet...what's really weird is that it only shows up in Courier...so that rules out any kind of QuickFix problem.

Hopefully Martin can help you out.

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Post by Elbrecht » 2007-09-03 12:57:42

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?

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Post by greenmorpher » 2007-09-03 13:13:46

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.

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Post by samuelas » 2007-09-03 14:07:24

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.

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