Apostrophe not recognised in Fill in the blank

In an activity I put the following as an answer

He’s a doctor.


then I attempted the activity and wrote


He's a doctor.


The answer was marked as wrong due to the apostrophe.


I am using a chrome on a chromebook which is updated frequently.


Apostrophe not recognised
otacke's picture

Hi aaduale!

In typography there are not only apostrophe's, but also a couple of different single quotes. They look similar, and unfortunately some devices use one, some the other to automatically meet local customs. You can spot the difference if you look at your screenshot closely.

That problem, however, was solved one year ago (https://github.com/h5p/h5p-blanks/pull/61) and has been fixed as of version 1.12.5. Could you please check if the version of Fill in the Blanks is older than that version? Are you by any chance typing the "wrong apostrophe" yourself? If really no to both, it was great if you provided more detailed information on what device and browser you are using to allow the H5P core team to further investigate.



papi Jo's picture

Did you actually type the expected answer in the H5P Fill in the blanks answer field OR did you copy-paste it from another piece of software, e.g. your word-processor, a website, etc.

I typed both using the same chromebook using the same button. I only have one button for apostrophe. The verson pf H5P I am using is the latest.

My expectation was if you use the same button then it should recognise and accept as correct answer.

papi Jo's picture

I don't understand how you could type on this forum:

He’s a doctor. and He's a doctor.

with 2 different apostrophes by using the same key on your keyboard !!!

I have the same problem :(.

I had to copy and paste to test  the 2 apostrophes.  This is the one i have on my keyboard ' and this is the one i copy and paste ’.  The problem is the same in Chrome/Firefox/Brave.   

It would be ideal if at some point in the Behavioural settings an option might be added such as: Show only one correct answer (when more than one answer is correct).  If you visit my profile, I've put up a very short exercise to illustrate the answer and how it looks on the user's end.  In my last sentence alone there are 2 naturally occurring apostrophes so it's really quite an issue for writing task in English.

I absolutely love H5P though and thanks a million to the creators.