Try it out and enter the following combination:
Now delete the space before the abc once
No matter on which Mac, InDesign crashes immediately when removing the character!
Using Bib Sur on latest InDesign version and
Mac Mini i7 Late 2020
Mac Pro 2015
iMac 27" Late 2016
Did you try with another font?
No matter what font you are using.
It seems like a bug of InDesign.
A couple minutes before I tried by using anydesk on a Mac from a friend and it is the same problem.
Also it looks like that the problem is existing since some versions now. It's not just in the latest version of ID
I am on Catalina, not on Big Sur. I have pasted your text in a 2020 and in a 2021 document. Unable to reproduce the issue.
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Could be a bug with InDesign 2021 version 16.0 and 16.1.
One factor: Language "German" is applied to text.
The character sequence -xx'-x crashes InDesign 2021 (v 16.0) on Mac
Alex, October 29, 2020
The good news:
Should be fixed with the next update to 16.2.
The bad news:
We still have to wait for version 16.2 because of some bugs that sneaked into 16.2 like this one:
Export Indesign to JPG generates yellow horizontal lines in image
Interactivez, Apr 21, 2021
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