[XeTeX] Whoever said quotation-marks are unimportant?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at me.com
Sun Jul 27 19:29:45 CEST 2008

Le 27 juil. 08 à 19:10, Wilfred van Rooijen a écrit :

> 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.

When calling a font with fontspec use [Mapping=tex-text], or for all  
fonts use \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text}.

> 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 English (not my mother language) I could never find out if there's  
a difference between double and single quotes and if so what each type  
of quotes means. I thought maybe one type was used when quoting  
somebody and the other type for meaning so-to-say or so-called, but I  
could never find a logical pattern.

In French we always use guillemets « », though now with more and more  
people writing on computers you tend to see quotes " " more and more  

Bruno Voisin

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