# [texhax] use of " in LaTeX

bill purvis bil at beeb.net
Thu Jul 20 20:23:05 CEST 2006

On Thursday 20 Jul 2006 16:04, Chris Rowley wrote:
> bill purvis wrote --
>
> > Thanks for all the responses to my query. I've ended up with:
> > \newcommand{\inch}{\ensuremath{''}\xspace}
> > which seems to me to be most pleasing.
>
> I must add here that it is incariably better to put mathematical digits
> (such as measurements) -- as opposed to text digits (such as folio or
> section numbers) -- in math-mode since otherwise, in an increasing number
> of font set-ups, the wrong font/style of digits will be used.
>
I have got into the habit of doing this anyway. Make life simpler in the
long run.

Bill
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