[texhax] Problems with quote
uwe.lueck at web.de
Wed Mar 23 10:51:23 CET 2011
"Susan Dittmar" <Susan.Dittmar at gmx.de> wrote 23.03.2011 09:52:36:
> I use csquotes for this since quite a while, both in latex (in conjunction
> with babel and sometimes with specific settings when re-creating the look
> of printed-a-century-ago literature) and xetex (with polyglossia, defining
> the necessary shorthands with \defineshorthand). I am very glad to have
> this package, and as soon as I am rid of the old computer (with its very
> very old latex installation lacking csquotes) I will completely switch to
> using this. It's so much easier to keep track of opening and closing marks
> for spoken speach, and it even automatically does nesting.
Thanks! Hm, in some other millenium, I had my own little nesting macro.
An issue very relevant for me today is the order of "outer" punctuation
at the end of the quote,
"Hi", vs. "Hi,"
Only in most recent years I have acknowledged that the second form
is typographically superior, and that this may override the logical order
as in the first form. I think there are different views about this order today,
i.e., it may depend on the publisher (I think), and I wonder whether there
is a package that allows an automatical choice between these two options.
(I think this is irrelevant in German where the first form is obligatory.)
In TeX documentation, I often see that a comma is not included in
single quotation marks just because this would be really misleading,
as in `^^+' turning into `k,' you see?
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