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Link Ninja
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#1 Old 15th Mar 2018 at 7:24 AM
Default pasted-in text issue on MTS threads
Hello,

I noticed within the last day or two that something has broken with apostrophes and quotation marks (for Chrome at least) in the MTS threads. The place I noticed it was my story, which I paste-in text for. I'm on Windows 10 and using Chrome. I have asked other people around to check it and most confirm they see it too either on Windows 7 and 10 and on Chrome - where those characters I mentioned have a black diamond with a question mark in place of what should be seen. I tested writing in these characters and they seem to be fine so it's only for pasted-in characters. I see this on mobile as well. Did some code change on MTS that could have borked apostrophes/quotations? as they weren't like this even last week? I'm attaching a snippet I took of it.
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dodgy builder
#2 Old 15th Mar 2018 at 11:06 AM
Several people have this issue. I also have Chrome, but someone mentioned this being a mobile issue?
Warrior Gryphon
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#3 Old 15th Mar 2018 at 11:14 AM
Should be fixed now, or at least it will when the caches clear.

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Link Ninja
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#4 Old 15th Mar 2018 at 2:37 PM Last edited by Charmful : 15th Mar 2018 at 8:13 PM.
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Originally Posted by Tashiketh
Should be fixed now, or at least it will when the caches clear.


Thanks for looking into this, @Tashiketh. I refreshed my mobile and desktop caches. While it is true that there is no longer a black diamond with a question mark in place of apostrophe's/quoations - they have all been replaced with d'z" I have attached a screenshot snippet for reference. I see this new effect on both mobile and Desktop Chrome Browsers.


edit: also see it happening on Windows 7 Firefox and Chrome :/ However it was just on the most recent chapter, the rest of it was fixed on the entirety of the story where it showed before. I may just manually have to update that post to fix the broken characters. I just hope it doesn't act that way in the future when I paste-in text. Will report back after that with findings.
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Link Ninja
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#5 Old 18th Mar 2018 at 6:36 PM Last edited by Charmful : 18th Mar 2018 at 7:12 PM.
Default Update on pasted in text
Hey there. I have an update: I posted another chapter to my story and it looks like something is still not quite right with MTS coding for pasted-in text. Em dashes which are like double hyphens which have shown up correctly before are now being replaced with an odd set of characters (see attached). The back-end looks fine with em dashes, it's just when it's published it shows wonky, so I manually updated all em dashes to '--' however I would prefer the seamless look I've been able to copy in up until the last week.

A friend of mine took a screenshot of what they were seeing in older chapters and it looks like it is still affecting quotes/apostrophes. She is on Windows 8.1/ Chrome 64.0.3282.186 64 bit

I'm just afraid these characters are distracting and will make for an unpleasant reading experience.
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