[LH3459] -- (minor one) Single tick forces spelling error false positive

I decided to use double quotes for actual quoted text and signle quotes for stereotypical expressions and euphemisms.

If I enclose a word or short phrase in single quotes, Scrivener will mark the last word adjacent to the closing quote as a spelling error (with the ziggy red underscore). Oddly enough, it doesn’t underline the entire word, just everything except the last character in the word along with the closing tick.

The words are correctly spelled, and removing the closing tick removes the spelling error underscore. Adding it triggers the underscore.

The opening tick does not trigger a spelling error, just the closing tick.

Double quotes do not have the same problem.

I’m not seeing this at all until I use the tick mark found under the tilde.
[size=125]Test -no issues, no quotes
test - tick mark on both sides, squiggly red text. If you add a space on the end of the word, the squiggle goes away. If you add any punctuation before the final tick, everything is displayed with the red squiggle.
‘Test’ - single quote marks on both sides, no red squiggles
`test’ - a tick mark with a single quote on the end, no red squiggle[/size]

This problem (with single quote marks) has been fixed in Beta 15, but was there in previous betas.

This has been filed. Thanks.

My mistake, it’s still there in Beta 16 but (as noted) has been filed so I’m sure the team is working on it.

Small additional piece of information (apologies if you’re already aware, but I just noticed something about the issue with words ending in s and single quotes.
When I type a word ending in s, no squiggle:

But as soon as I add the closing single quote, the word is marked as mis-spelt:

However, if you add any character immediately after the closing quote, Scrivener regards the word as correct:

– so I assume that it’s the closing quote + space that triggers this error.

Weird. Still happening, but no discernible pattern as to when. “Doable” was doable, but “success” was anything but, lol.


There is still an issue with possessiveness (that’s a lot of s’es) for words that end in s within single quotes.

haha, yeah, English is so weird. Like the word “weird”.

I think you’re raising a style concern? I admit my use is somewhat unconventional, which is prolly why the ‘bug’ wasn’t caught. Not unprecedented tho. :slight_smile: