searching for contractions doesn't recognize typewriter apostrophes

Bug #1861715 reported by Robert J. Sawyer on 2020-02-03
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Bug Description

In the ebook viewer, if you want to search for "don't" or "can't," etc., you have to specify a curly apostrophe by cutting-and-pasting it in. Word and other programs automatically search for smart and dumb (non-curly, typewriter-style) apostrophes, backticks (reverse apostrophes; British single open quotes), and quotation marks even if you've only types thesee plain keyboard/ASCII characters: ' ` "

It would be helpful if calibre could do the same thing.

Calibre 4.91 on Windows 7 Pro.

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every alternate Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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