Last modified: August 5, 2021. Valid as of Hugo version 0.88.1.


Goldmark Typographer issues

Here are examples of issues found with the Typographer extension in the Goldmark Markdown parser, which Hugo uses. I hope this will help @yuin and PR-submitters resolve them; see this comment.
Repo for this site: https://github.com/brycewray/gm-typographer.

For each issue, you’ll see:


Closing quotation marks within italics

*"At first, things were not clear."*

Correct:
“At first, things were not clear.”

GM/T result:
“At first, things were not clear."


Closing quotation marks within boldfacing

**"At first, things were not clear."**

Correct:
“At first, things were not clear.”

GM/T result:
“At first, things were not clear."


Closing quotation marks within boldfacing and italics

***"At first, things were not clear."***

Correct:
“At first, things were not clear.”

GM/T result:
“At first, things were not clear."


Plural possessives

John's dog is named Sam. The Smiths' dog is named Rover.

Correct:
John’s dog is named Sam. The Smiths’ dog is named Rover.

GM/T result:
John’s dog is named Sam. The Smiths' dog is named Rover.


This is not difficult (see "[Introduction to Hugo Templating](https://gohugo.io/templates/introduction/)").

Correct:
This is not difficult (see “Introduction to Hugo Templating”).

GM/T result:
This is not difficult (see “Introduction to Hugo Templating").


Apple's early Cairo font gave us ["moof" and the "dogcow."](https://www.macworld.com/article/2926184/we-miss-you-clarus-the-dogcow.html)

Correct:
Apple’s early Cairo font gave us “moof” and the “dogcow.”

GM/T result:
Apple’s early Cairo font gave us “moof” and the “dogcow."


Single closing quotation marks with slang/informalities

"I'm not doin' that," Bill said with emphasis.

Correct:
“I’m not doin’ that,” Bill said with emphasis.

GM/T result:
“I’m not doin' that,” Bill said with emphasis.


Closing single quotation marks in quotations-within-quotations

Janet said, "When everything is 'breaking news,' nothing is 'breaking news.'"

Correct:
Janet said, “When everything is ‘breaking news,’ nothing is ‘breaking news.’”

GM/T result:
Janet said, “When everything is ‘breaking news,’ nothing is ‘breaking news.'”


Opening single quotation marks for abbreviations

We're talking about the internet --- 'net for short.

Correct:
We’re talking about the internet — ’net for short.

GM/T result:
We’re talking about the internet — ‘net for short.

Note: This may be impossible to resolve, since it could cause subsequent issues with the opening quotation marks for nested quotes:
He muttered, "And then she said, 'Hello,' in a shy voice."


Quotation marks next to footnotes

People ask, "Why can't you just change the format?"[^formatChgNote]

Correct:
People ask, “Why can’t you just change the format?”1

GM/T result:
People ask, “Why can’t you just change the format?"1


  1. This is a regular footnote. ↩︎