Why iPad inserts a space before close “quotes ” ?

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  1. Padcatt

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    And is there a way to shut off this disgusting behavior?

    I can’t see how this could conceivably be helpful to anyone, the ipad inserting a space before the close quotation that the user then has to remove.

    somewhere in its Little brain, it thinks this is proper punctuation.

    thank you for any remedies!
     
  2. Jupiter7

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    My iPads don’t insert a space before the quote marks. Are you tapping the space bar before typing them?
     
  3. LannyC

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    My iPad has a number of irritating habits, but that isn't one of them. Under Settings/General/Keyboard, I turned off Auto-Capitalization, Auto-correction, Smart Punctuation, and "." Shortcut because they cause more work than they save.
     
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  4. Padcatt

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    I am not..just “regular” typing on my end.
     
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    The only two things I can think of that might do this are shortcuts and auto-correction.

    If you don’t already have it turned off, turn off Auto-Correct in Settings > General > Keyboard and see if that helps. You can also turn off Shortcuts there.

    Look under General > Keyboard > Text Replacement for specific entries with quotation marks in them. This is where the Shortcut definitions are.
     
  6. Padcatt

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    Auto-correct had been shut off; also turned off Shortcuts. We’ll see what happens..Thank you!
     
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    Don’t forget to occasionally restart the iPad. Just had a couple of minor glitches myself, and restart fixed them.
     
  8. Padcatt

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    Yes..excellent advice!
     

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