# [texhax] use of " in LaTeX

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Jul 19 23:37:30 CEST 2006

$8\lower 0.2 ex \hbox {${}^{^{\prime\prime}}$}$

looks about right for 8" to me ...

Philip Taylor
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bill purvis wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to produce a document which includes various measurements in inches
> for which the generally accepted notation is ". However, my editor kindly
> replaces this with  or '' depending on context, which produces the
> quotation marks in the output. By judicious fiddling I can get the " into
> my .tex file, but it still ends up as quotation marks which don't look
> right on measurements. I've looked in most places but none of them seem
> to tackle this problem. Can anyone give me a recipe?
>
> Bill