Sketchup does not recognize the (’) foot symbol on some of my student’s chromebooks.
Odd. I think there are different start and end quote marks in typefaces. By “some” students on Chromebooks, you mean not all students using Chromebooks? I wonder if it’s a keyboard-language choice. That choice might affect which mark the keyboard keystoke makes.
I have had students type the single quote twice to make the double quote for inches, but that’s a different issue.
Edit: I know I’ve seen different single quote marks when copying and pasting text from different sources, so I know there’s at least two that look the same but are not the same ASCII character.
1:0 for metric values
We had this same issue. It has to do with the default keyboard setting on the Chromebook. If it is set to US it works fine. Occasionally the Chromebooks reset to an international keyboard which is where the problem kicks in. Hope that helps.
There’s an option in Mac OS X keyboard settings to use “smart quotes” which replaces single and double quotes by typesetters’ opening and closing quotes, as mentioned in a post above.
Is there an equivalent on a Chrome book set to an international keyboard? For Canadian, UK or Australian English?
Some European languages use different symbols altogether for denoting speech.