I don't see it when I write and send am email from the Nexus, nor do I see it when I send myself emails & look at them in my desktop email client (Thunderbird) and via the one web email acct i have (live.com), but I've had multiple friends & family ask me why I'm typing things like
etc, etc, etc.
' is the HTML take for an apostrophe, but why are only some of my friends and family seeing this and not everyone? Is there a setting in the stock email client that I can set to not default to HTML email? or ... ?
Have you tried another keyboard like Smart Keyboard.... https://market.android.com/details?id=net.cdeguet.smartkeyboardtrial&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm5ldC5jZGVndWV0LnNtYXJ0a2V5Ym9hcmR0cmlhbCJd
Maybe it will work better under the situation...
I have the same issue. One guy @ verizon suggested I go to my signature for my emails and remove any symbols from it. That means apostrophes, dash symbols, commas, periods. whatever is in there that is a symbol. I didn't have a way to test to see if that worked or not. It comes up random. Seems to happen whenever I send an email with an apostrophe in it to someone. I'm, don't, I'd, it's, they've, so on and so forth. I'm a little frustrated that I can't get any good answers.
It's misinterpreted code for an apostrophe.
To get technical: it works in XML, but not in HTML (two different codings used for web pages) and people often use it mistakenly, not realising that it won't display properly.
See The Curse of ' http://fishbowl.pastiche.org/2003/07/01/…
OK, have you check the original message that was sent from your device and make sure their isn't a typo in the actual email, if for some reason a incorrect word was input in a area and saved to the dictionary the keyboard would attempt to force the text in a message and you may overlooked it? Also trying another keyboard for a bit and see if issue continues..
If all information is inputted correct then it would have to be changed in transit and I am not sure what could be done from any users from this forum. CS or a admin would most likely have to investigate further.
If you want to isolate the device as the issue you could consider a hard reset to verify that no app or setting could be causing the issue.
Another thing to look into is the contacts information and make sure that you haven't accidentally sent the emails through the website messaging system instead of the SMS, MMS service... At the out going information for the individuals that had the issue shows the phone number as the sent to field and not the number @the carrier name.com
That is a possibility that I did not consider, you may be correct on that one.. In that case maybe trying K9 may help...
By the way are the ones with issues on the same network by chance, if so then it could be a network issue on their end instead of yours?
OK.. Well I am out of options, maybe someone else ran into this situation that found a solution but until now I haven't seen a solution being reported about this..
Hope a solution gets found because I know that issue could be a but irritating..
I suspect the issue is with the Android v4 stock email client or stock keyboard, not with the Galaxy Nexus as a device. I've posted queries on the Google Android forums and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Help site, but haven't had any replies from either site yet.
I haven't tried a different email client (K9 Mail perhaps?) or keyboard yet. Hopefully I'll have some time to test this weekend, but as rfeng also stated, the problem does NOT seem to be constant. When I look in my SENT folder (via the phone or my home PC), my emails look fine. but I have a couple friends who report that apostrophes are often, altho not always, replaced with the string '. I know it's an HTML tag, I wasn't aware it's also an XML tag. I also have other friends who've not mentioned any problems at all.
One of the ones who has a problem has a Hotmail acct and checks her email only through her IE web browser. I created my own hotmail acct and sent myself a test email and didn't see any string substitution. The other one who's told me of this issue uses both MS Outlook and the Yahoo web interface for her emails and reports seeing the behavior in both. Both friends have included my emails in their replies and sure enough, all apostrophes are replaced with ' ... yet when I look at my SENT folder ... ?
I posted here in hopes of finding someone else with the problem and maybe figuring out a common factor. I hope to hear from the Google Android folks eventually. But in the short term, I was also hoing that maybe someone knew of a way to configure the email client to send non-HTML (or maybe non-XML?) emails, because I've not figured out how to do that myself yet.
So far you have given the most logical explanation I have heard so far. Even though its not the end run for an answer I think you are on the right track. The thing I noticed right off with Galaxy Nexus is that there aren't very many controls to the stock email installed on it. My other issue is no thread in the emails that I send out. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced that also.
Just a follow up to anyone following this issue. Android Developers are looking into it and it sounds like they are thinking it has something to do with how they are formatting their SMTP request and it appears to be seen when the recipient is using a web email system (Hotmail, Yahoo, GMail).
If you check the bottom of the thread at the link I posted a few messages above, you'll see that the Android developers have figured out what's wrong and fixed it. They said something about it being a "framework issue". Unfortunately, the email.apk isn't available as a standalone download and is only included with the full OS, so there's no time frame for the release of this fix.
Until then, I'm finding that K9 Mail is doing a great job for me.
I am having the same problem with my DRIOD4. I use the regular email client. Just sent an email to a friend at work and he responded via Outlook and the apostrophe is now ' and I know I typed the real ' when I sent it. I did a search for the issue and it brought me here. Looks like I'm not the only one with the issue. I will check back for solution.
I called Verizon months ago (likely in November) and the person on the phone said it was a known problem and should be corrected when the next software update came out. She said the update would likely be out in January. It is now late February and I still have the problem. It's pretty bad - or maybe I should say, "It&aposs pretty bad."