Hi Alan,

Alan BRASLAU wrote:
Furthermore, some "editors" such as MS-Word break the source, substituting
RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK (Character: ’ U+2019) for
APOSTROPHE (Character: ' U+0027)
for some insane reason cited as the preferred character to be used for apostrophe.

From the Unicode specification:

       = apostrophe-quote (1.0)
       = APL quote
       * neutral (vertical) glyph with mixed usage
       * 2019 is preferred for apostrophe
       * preferred characters in English for paired
         quotation marks are 2018 & 2019

So I think Word actually does the right thing (assuming you
can live with its auto-correct features in the first place)

Best wishes,
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