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Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 31, 2017 6:03 AM CST
This has happened to me at least one other time recently. I search on a name in the database and it says it can’t find it, did I mean - exactly the same thing I typed. Am I missing something?

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Australis
Oct 31, 2017 6:51 AM CST

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@dave (I've also seen this too, on occasion)
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 31, 2017 7:32 AM CST

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I can't replicate this problem. Would it be possible for you to link me to a search results page that shows this happening?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Oct 31, 2017 8:25 AM CST
It did it again on the one I posted at the top of the thread:

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 31, 2017 8:26 AM CST

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How did you make that quote mark? That's not a normal single quote character.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 31, 2017 8:30 AM CST
I did it with a Belkin bluetooth keyboard with my iPad. The key has double quotes on shift and single quote without shift.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 31, 2017 8:33 AM CST
I tried it again using the iPad’s virtual keyboard instead of the bluetooth one and got the same result.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 31, 2017 8:40 AM CST

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That's interesting. The ipad is creating a non-standard quote symbol and that's not being seen as the normal one. Well, now that I know this, maybe I can fix it. I'll look into it.
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Leftwood
Oct 31, 2017 8:52 AM CST
I see this kind of thing happen on google, too, and assumed that Dave's reply is what is happening. I had an email program that didn't recognize apostrophes in some inbox messages, and it always turned them into a string of non-alphabet characters.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Oct 31, 2017 9:15 AM CST
dave said:That's interesting. The ipad is creating a non-standard quote symbol and that's not being seen as the normal one. Well, now that I know this, maybe I can fix it. I'll look into it.


I just tried the same search on my Android phone and it brought up the right result, no problem. On the bright side, at least the NGA database was smart enough to know what I meant on the iPad even though the symbol was wrong Smiling

Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 31, 2017 9:18 AM CST

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I've updated the system. It shouldn't have any further problem with the strange Apple quote marks. Smiling
Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 31, 2017 9:21 AM CST
Yep, works now Thumbs up
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 31, 2017 9:49 AM CST

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Great. thanks for reporting this!
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zuzu
Oct 31, 2017 10:09 AM CST

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Those are "smart" quotes. When I was working for the government and producing camera-ready copy, I had to turn off all of the "smart" keys on MS Word because they tended to turn into odd characters.
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Calif_Sue
Nov 1, 2017 9:42 AM CST

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Not very 'smart'! Green Grin!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Nov 1, 2017 12:27 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Not very 'smart'! Green Grin!


Especially when they were the only option on both physical keyboard and virtual one Rolling my eyes.

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