iOS Compile "dumb punctuation" option doesn't convert dashes correctly

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:24 am Post

I usually compile from my Mac but today I compiled a draft on iOS, using the Manuscript (Courier) format. I just confirmed that this compile format has the command "Transformations: - Dumb Punctuation" in it.

I have probably more em-dashes than are good for me in my manuscript. On inspecting my output I discovered that none of them had been replaced with "dumb punctuation", i.e. two or three hyphens. Instead, each was replaced with a single hyphen. I tested with en-dashes and they weren't replaced with correct dumb equivalents, either. Curly quotes and ellipses were dumbed-down correctly.
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:24 pm Post

bump.
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:32 am Post

Excuse me, but is this a bug? Is there a workaround?
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:23 pm Post

Hi, folks. I still want to know if this is a bug, and whether there's a workaround. It's becoming more important now that I *gasp* actually have a real, live, professional editor... :)
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:39 pm Post

Sorry! I didn’t notice this report before. I’ve done a quick check and it looks like the “Dumb Punctuation” transformation option currently is dropping both dash lengths to ordinary single hyphens. I’ll make sure Keith is made aware.

Workaround: only thing I can think of is a hard conversion with search and replace on the original source—easier done on Mac than iOS, for lack of a global cross-file search and replace on the latter. I’d normally say the other workaround would be compiling on the Mac, but I note it is also overlooking en-dashes at the moment, though it handles em-dashes to two (or three, when using a Markdown variant) hyphens.
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:53 am Post

Thank you, Ioa.
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:30 pm Post

This is fixed for the next update.
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:57 pm Post

Thanks!!!
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:35 am Post

This is now working in v. 1.2!
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