[XeTeX] Whoever said quotation-marks are unimportant?
Wilfred van Rooijen
wvanrooijen at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 27 19:36:30 CEST 2008
Thanks for the info. Again an illustration of what I'd like to call the First Law of Latex:
"Somebody else has experienced your problem as well, and somebody has already written a stylefile to solve it"
An interesting paradoxical corollary to this Law would be:
"Writing Latex stylefiles is futile"
Thanks, I'll take a look at the csquotes.
--- On Sun, 7/27/08, Ulrike Fischer <news2 at nililand.de> wrote:
> From: Ulrike Fischer <news2 at nililand.de>
> Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Whoever said quotation-marks are unimportant?
> To: xetex at tug.org
> Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008, 1:20 PM
> Am Sun, 27 Jul 2008 10:10:50 -0700 (PDT) schrieb Wilfred van
> > Hey all,
> > In my neverending quest to make my documents look
> better, I have a
> > simple question:
> > When using latex, I can make 'upturned double
> quotes' by typing ``.
> > Latex reads this as a 'special sequence' and
> puts the upturned double
> > quotes. If I do the same in xetex, I don't get the
> upturned double
> > quotes. How can I get the upturned double quotes in
> xetex, I don't
> > see it on my keyboard.
> Enable [Mapping=tex-text] in the font. Then `` will work
> > As a related matter, in English (if I'm not
> mistaken), a quote is
> > opened with the 'upturned double quote' and
> closed by the normal
> > double quotes. In Dutch however, I think that the
> opening quote is
> > supposed to be normal double quotes, but on the
> baseline of the text,
> > like so:
> > He said: ,, I don't know what you're talking
> about. You and your
> > quotes!"
> > Is this possible in xetex,
> > or does one need a special font for this?
> No. But I avoid all this hassle with different quote styles
> in different
> languages and use csquotes.sty:
> Ulrike Fischer
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