Spell check doesn't detect misspelled words that include single quote chars

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Steps to reproduce

Copy the following misspelled strings into Obsidian:

‘flexx time’

Expected result

Misspelled words are underlined by the spell checker.

For reference, here’s what this forum’s editor displays to me above:

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.55.43 PM

Actual result

None of the misspelled words are underlined by the spell checker.

Any word that includes or is adjacent to a single quote character ' is excluded from spell checking.

In the English language, that blocks spell checking for all possessive and contraction words, as well as any single-quoted phrase that starts or ends with a misspelled word.


  • Operating system: MacOS 10.15.7
  • Obsidian version: 0.9.18

Additional information

This bug has been around for a long time. I’m just getting around to reporting it.

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