[texhax] Explicit inter-sentence space?

Sam Rhoads sam at perseus.hcc.hawaii.edu
Mon May 12 10:51:30 CEST 2008

I'm not sure I understand, but both the TeXbook and the LaTeX guide
show examples:

``\,`Fi' or `fum'\,'' he asked.

And, by the way, don't use ", use ''.

> Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 17:21:44 +1200
> From: "Tim McKenzie" <tjm1983 at gmail.com>
> To: texhax at tug.org
> Subject: [texhax] Explicit inter-sentence space?
> 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.
> Tim
> <><

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