[texhax] use of " in LaTeX
will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jul 19 19:18:03 CEST 2006
On Jul 19, 2006, at 12:31 PM, bill purvis wrote:
> I'm trying to produce a document which includes various
> measurements in inches
> for which the generally accepted notation is ". However, my editor
> replaces this with `` or '' depending on context, which produces the
> quotation marks in the output. By judicious fiddling I can get the
> " into
> my .tex file, but it still ends up as quotation marks which don't look
> right on measurements. I've looked in most places but none of them
> to tackle this problem. Can anyone give me a recipe?
``"'' is the wrong symbol. That's a uni-directional / typewriter
quote mark for code input &c., not a symbol for indicating
measurements. For that you want a prime (for feet) or double prime
(for inches) which're trivially entered in math-mode as $5'2''$ (with
eyes of blue).
More on this at the wikipedia article.
senior graphic designer
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