Apple’s Apostrophe Bait and Switch

Mike Monteiro on the iOS 4 keyboard’s apostrophe key. I disagree slightly with his suggestion to Apple; rather than make the key default to an apostrophe, they should add “Smart Quotes” to iOS and turn it on by default. Flipping single and double quotes the right way is not a hard problem to solve. Even I can do it.

The use of primes and double primes in lieu of proper apostrophes and quotation marks is far more glaring on the Retina Display than before.

Monday, 28 June 2010