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Old 09-06-22, 01:01 AM
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Lack of apostrpohes

What is the deal with missing apostrophes?

This is just one example, but the spaces in place of apostrophes is appearing in multiple posts in multiple threads over the last week or so:

Old 09-06-22, 01:52 AM
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Link: https://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk...l#post14156386

No such errors on my side check it...

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Old 09-06-22, 02:17 AM
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Yeah, it's showing up correctly for me now too. Maybe someone corrected something?

It had been showing the spaces for a couple days for me.

Edit: maybe it's being caused by some ad or something

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Old 09-06-22, 03:44 AM
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Re: Lack of apostrpohes

I scrolled up and scrolled down with auto-page loading and it was back again. Even in the page title, it's showing the ? diamond thing that indicates a text encoding issue or whatever.



Around Justice League in that post there, it's supposed to be quotation marks. In fact, it looks like the issue is with curly quotes and curly apostrophes.

Edit: OK, I did a little testing, and it looks like it happens on pages that are auto-loaded when scrolling. So, for example, for the two posts illustrated in this thread so far, #654 and #652, if you start on the last page of the thread, #27 (where those posts are located), they will look fine. However, if you started on page #26, and scrolled down to auto-load #27, they would load up with space errors in place of the curly quotes and apostrophes. Or, for example, if you started on page #27 (and everything looks OK), and scrolled up far enough such that page 27 was emptied from the scroll buffer, and then scrolled back down to page 27, they would be messed up now because it was auto-loaded.

I'm doing this on the desktop site on Chrome. I haven't tested the mobile site or other browsers.

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Old 09-21-22, 10:33 AM
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Re: Lack of apostrpohes

Dang it, I just posted about this issue and then I found this . I'm having this problem too, but I see a square box instead of a blank space. Been happening for quite a while now. Also Chrome desktop.
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I'm seeing the square box too. I didn't make much of it because I thought my windows is missing a font type. Is this really a dvdtalk forum issue?
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Re: Lack of apostrpohes

I also get the little box, and on Chrome desktop.
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Link: https://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk...l#post14156386

No such errors on my side check it...
​​​​​​I was wrong. I now see this on mobile:



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Re: Lack of apostrpohes

Is everyone here accepting cookies, no content blockers? Sonic, what about mobile, but not Brave Browser?
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Re: Lack of apostrpohes

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Is everyone here accepting cookies, no content blockers?
My post #6 screenshot was desktop using Brave browser which is Chrome engine. I'm no longer seeing the empty square.

However on Mobile, accepting cookies and disabling ad blocker I see a crossed out square as in my post #8 which is a mobile screenshot.

Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
Sonic, what about mobile, but not Brave Browser?
I tried Opera browser on mobile with ad block disabled/cookies accepted and I see the same crossed out square.
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Re: Lack of apostrpohes

Just to summarize what I said earlier, in case you missed it, it appears to only affect curly quotes and curly apostrophes. Straight quotes and straight apostrophes are unaffected. The blank spaces, question mark diamonds, and boxes or X boxes seem to indicate a text encoding issue.

The other required element is that the content has to be auto-loaded by the continuous scrolling feature in order to be affected. (So, Sonic, you may need to re-do your #6 post test and make sure you've auto-loaded additional pages via the continuous scrolling feature.)

This does not appear to be related to any cookies.
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Re: Lack of apostrpohes

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The other required element is that the content has to be auto-loaded by the continuous scrolling feature in order to be affected. (So, Sonic, you may need to re-do your #6 post test and make sure you've auto-loaded additional pages via the continuous scrolling feature.)
I have auto scrolled from top to bottom. How strange. Today I'm not seeing the comma error (which before was showing an empty square on desktop see post #6, while on mobile it's showing a crossed out square see post #8). I'm using Brave browser on desktop which is based on Chromium. Also I'm not seeing this error with ad blocker on or off. On my mobile phones it's a different story. Both of my mobile phones showing a crossed out square in place of the comma. That's on Opera mobile browser and Brave browser.

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Re: Lack of apostrpohes

Did a little more testing, and the issue is less noticeable on Safari, because Safari does not put in a blank space or questionmark box when it can't render the character.

Here is an example on Safari. The first screenshot is loading directly to Page 4, so the issue doesn't appear. The second screenshot is loading to Page 3, and then auto-scrolling to page 4, with the issue appearing. You can see that the straight apostrophe in Josh's post is unaffected.





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