I discovered this by writing in Italian, but I think it is the same on any language.
By default, autocorrect makes sure that any phrase starts with caps, changing
But if the first word contains an apostrophe like
l'importanza di questo periodo
autocorrect fails, which is not desired. It should change the phrase into
L'importanza di questo periodo
On Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit en-US with
Version: 18.104.22.168 (x64)
Build ID: f99d75f39f1c57ebdd7ffc5f42867c12031db97a
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Windows 6.29; UI Render: GL;
Locale: en-US (en_US)
New default profile.
If the Autocorrect Options dialog Localized options tab "Single Quotes" is checked active--the capitalization of a word with "apostrophe" does not occur.
But with "Single Quotes" unchecked in auto-correct options, also seeing some weirdness in the auto-correct when the paragraph is not the first of the document.
Typing these lines and observing which words with apostrophe receive capitalization.
"it's my party, i'll cry if i want to"
"it's my party. i'll cry if i want to"
"i'll cry if i want to. i'll cry if i want to. it's my party"
something is wrong in edit engine--and the "Single Quotes" substitution is also having an affect.
Confirmed all V Stuart Foote's points on Windows 10, LO 22.214.171.124.
bug still present in LibO 126.96.36.199.alpha0+
Build ID: 4c70a1a6666a079872b8f1966bd398e924dc1d1a
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.29; UI Render: default;
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2016-09-22_06:54:24
Locale: it-IT (it_IT); Calc: group
Yep, still happening with latest version (188.8.131.52).
Fix: Type document with ' straight single quote, then use 'Search and Replace' to place ’ symbol. The only problem is that you can't then use single quotes for dialogue, as the end quote will be facing the wrong way. This is a problem for some publications' style guides, as they prefer singles. I guess the workaround /then/ is to use double quotes (still selected to 'smart'), and use Search and Replace to change them to single quotes.
@ Jon Pienaar
thanks for confirming issue with 184.108.40.206 but please do not mess bug fields if you don't know hoe it works...
I reverted all the wrong changes you made (status, hardware, version)
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Problem still present in 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168