[texhax] Explicit inter-sentence space?

Tim McKenzie tjm1983 at gmail.com
Mon May 12 07:21:44 CEST 2008

I've been having trouble trying to figure out how to get LaTeX to give
me an inter-sentence space where I want it. I've spent some time with
TeX FAQs and Google, and I've briefly searched the texhax archives,
too. The closest I can find is the standard advice about how to
restore an inter-sentence space when a sentence ends with a capital
letter (i.e., use \@.). This isn't my problem, though.

My problem is when a sentence ends inside a nested quotation, as, for
example, in The Brothers Karamazov:

`But when you come ... ``Publish it through all the town," she would
say, ``I'm not afraid of you."' I looked at the young lady, ...

Notice that there are two end-quotation marks between "of you." and "I
looked": first a ", and then a '. While LaTeX seems to use
inter-sentence space correctly when a sentence ends inside a single
quotation, it doesn't seem to give me an inter-sentence space here,
where two quotations have ended.


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