Some words only partially selected on double-click

Steps to reproduce

  1. Copy text. I came across this using the text:
The swords is the suit of intell­igence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and commun­ica­tion. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themse­lves, are double­-edged.
  1. Paste it into a note.
  2. Start selecting words by double-clicking on them.

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Expected result

Every word is selected as you would expect: whole.

Actual result

Some words (e.g. intelligence) is only partially selected, as if it was detected as multiple words. See video below to understand this.


Obsidian version: v1.3.5
Installer version: v1.3.5
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.4.0: Mon Mar 6 21:00:17 PST 2023; root:xnu-8796.101.5~3/RELEASE_X86_64 22.4.0
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: light
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

I opened the raw MD as well to see if it was a paste issue - it’s not, the file looks as you’d expect.

The issue also doesn’t go away by just reopening the tab.

The issue is also present if I enable Source mode.

You’ll see by selecting the same words from here -in-browser- that there is nothing special about them: no weird characters or such.

See video of this behavior.

Nope. There are weird unicode characters in there, probably coming from where you copied the text.


What the ;_; I guess the editor I opened them in thought they weren’t that weird.

Well, apologies folks.

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