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Stone and Silt
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Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Can We Get the Forum to Understand Non-Straight Quotes?
« on: March 20, 2016, 05:46:21 PM »
Since this is a writing and reading forum, it would be great if we could post text with angled quotes (single quotes, too).

On my computer I get error symbols in place of the quotes here:

Oh, Jake. Charli laughed her wonderful, musical laugh. What am I going to do with you?

Thanks.

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Re: Can We Get the Forum to Understand Non-Straight Quotes?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 02:36:39 AM »
Since this is a writing and reading forum, it would be great if we could post text with angled quotes (single quotes, too).

On my computer I get error symbols in place of the quotes here:

Oh, Jake. Charli laughed her wonderful, musical laugh. What am I going to do with you?

Thanks.

Yeah, aware of it.  We're having problems with a lot of characters.  Working on it...sorry for the inconvenience!

One question--have you been using them all along and this just recently became a problem?  Thanks!

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Re: Can We Get the Forum to Understand Non-Straight Quotes?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 02:40:18 AM »
That might cost a lot of

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Re: Can We Get the Forum to Understand Non-Straight Quotes?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 02:41:05 AM »
Yeah, aware of it.  We're having problems with a lot of characters.  Working on it...sorry for the inconvenience!

One question--have you been using them all along and this just recently became a problem?  Thanks!

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It started after the last big site update, not the recent database thing.

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Re: Can We Get the Forum to Understand Non-Straight Quotes?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 03:07:01 AM »
It started after the last big site update, not the recent database thing.

Yeah, I knew we had problems with special characters (accents, etc) after the database update that Harvey was never satisfactorily able to resolve.  He had set up some filters that took care of some of that; but those don't seem to be working since our migration.  I'll get in touch with our tech team again.

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Re: Curved Quotes and Apostrophes
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 11:57:52 AM »
Yes, we're aware of it and are working on it.  It's been a problem since we upgraded our software to SMF2 and seems to have gotten worse since the forum upgrade.  I'll send another message to the tech team.

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Re: Can We Get the Forum to Understand Non-Straight Quotes?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 07:07:28 AM »
UPDATE:

Our tech team is working on this.  Although from the user sides, it seems like it should be a relatively simple matter, apparently it is not.  They are doing thorough testing of possible solutions.  I note that Harvey found the same thing and had not yet been able to find a workable solution.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you updated.

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