[XeTeX] English and American quotes

Barry MacKichan barry.mackichan at mackichan.com
Mon Jul 28 20:52:34 CEST 2008

Aha, this must mean that the rule is single quotes east of the Atlantic
and double to the west. I can see how this would cause confusion in
Australia. On which side of the Atlantic *is* Australia, anyway?


Will Robertson wrote:
> On 28/07/2008, at 2:59 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> 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.
> Easier than you realise :)
> Classically, the British use single quotes as outer and double quotes
> as inner, while the Americans do things the wrong way 'round. Down in
> Australia, we've got no idea what's going on; I suspect we used to use
> single quotes predominantly but have been adversely affected by the
> Americans over the years.
> Will
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