Bug introduced in V10.0.0 or earlier and persisting through V12.0

Let's create an example and do the test:

CreateDocument[{},  InputAliases -> {"[" -> 
RowBox[{"\[LeftDoubleBracket]", "\[SelectionPlaceholder]", "\[RightDoubleBracket]"}]}]

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As you can see this is not what I expected. SelectionPlacholder has changed to Placeholder.

OS: Win7

Can you reproduce the problem? It is not only the case of custom aliases but each built-in behaves the same...

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    $\begingroup$ I get this in v8 Linux too. $\endgroup$
    – Öskå
    Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 9:19
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    $\begingroup$ I get "\[Placeholder]" both in v.8.0.4 and 10.0.0 under Win7 x64. But in v.8.0.4 the placeholder is selected while in v.10.0.0 it is not selected and when I type the text is inserted to the right of the placeholder. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 10:02
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    $\begingroup$ I was just about to post a similar question regarding the fact that \[SelectionPlaceholder]s generated by input aliases are no longer selected in v10 (Mac OS X 10.9.4) but, for example, if I create an indefinite integral "template" using the typesetting palette button (equivalent to the intt input alias) the first placeholder is selected. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 10:39
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    $\begingroup$ I really hoped that after the function explosion of v10 that v11 would be a stability and performance release. I am starting to think that will never come. $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 20:57
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    $\begingroup$ @Mr.Wizard at least it seems to be the best x.0.0 for a long time. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Commented Aug 9, 2016 at 21:12


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