How do I do a non-smart apostrophy on a mac?

How do I make a non-smart apostrophy on a mac?

You’re going to have to tell us what program you’re typing in, on a Mac. Even if it’s Finder.

In what application? A lot of things are standardized across the Mac OS, but I don’t think this is one of them.

It’s less a matter of “on a mac” and more a matter of what program you are in. If you are using Word:

Also, in general smart quote settings are usually in the prefernces of any particular application. If you’re just looking to input a particular symbol in any application, you can use the character palette, which you can access by clicking on the flag in the menu bar.

By hitting the ’ key? I’ve never had any problem with it.

Is this some specific application which is giving you problems, or is it everything on the computer?

jackdavinci got it. It’s word that was causing me problems. It makes the curly apostrophy.