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Bug 68088 - incorrect AutoCorrect of quotation marks after a slash (e.g.: /" changes to /”)
Summary: incorrect AutoCorrect of quotation marks after a slash (e.g.: /" changes to /”)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Linguistic (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2013-08-14 02:45 UTC by flamingdescent
Modified: 2020-07-25 04:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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2013-08-14 02:45 UTC, flamingdescent

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Description flamingdescent 2013-08-14 02:45:58 UTC
Created attachment 84038 [details]
Screenshot of current behavior

Problem description: If you type [ "inside"/"outside" ] (with quotation marks, with or without the brackets) in LibreOffice, the third quotation mark is ending (”) rather than starting (“). This bug also applies for single quotation marks (if you have curly single quotation marks enabled).

Steps to reproduce:
0. Make sure that under Tools > AutoCorrect Options... > Localized Options (tab) > Double quotes, "Replace" is checked
1. Open LibreOffice Writer, Impress, or Calc.
2. Type [ "inside"/"outside" ] (with quotation marks, with or without the brackets). The quotations marks should AutoCorrect to smart quotes / curly quotes.

Current behavior: The result is: “inside”/”outside”

Expected behavior: The result should be: “inside”/“outside”
Operating System: All
Version: release
Comment 1 tommy27 2013-09-10 22:40:51 UTC
confirming in any LibO release from 3.3.0 to recent 4.2master (3 sept. build)
the same behaviour in AOO 4.0.0 as well, so "inherited from OOo".

here are all possible corner cases with quotation marks and slashes as they are displayed by LibO:


it seems that the quotation mark after the slash is always ending (”), no matter which position it is -->  /” 

while quotation mark befor the slash is starting (“) it it has no letter before it, and always ending (”) if preceded by a letter.

adding Writer expert to CC list.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:41:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 flamingdescent 2015-04-01 22:16:35 UTC
The bug is present in LibreOffice on Ubuntu 14.10. There are no changes in bug behavior.
Comment 4 tommy27 2015-10-15 05:26:46 UTC
bug is inherited from OOo (just reproduced it in OOo) and persists in recent alpha daily build

I add Lazlo Nemeth to CC list since he's the expert in autocorrect issues.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 11:08:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 tommy27 2017-07-24 03:57:02 UTC
still present in LibO
Build ID: 7a743b472dadb817eb7a6ed8063cee80ce7412e8
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.29; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-07-17_23:50:28
Locale: it-IT (it_IT); Calc: group
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-07-25 02:38:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2020-07-25 04:00:24 UTC
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