[texhax] use of " in LaTeX

Chris Rowley C.A.Rowley at open.ac.uk
Thu Jul 20 17:04:04 CEST 2006

bill purvis wrote --

> Thanks for all the responses to my query. I've ended up with:
> \newcommand{\inch}{\ensuremath{''}\xspace}
> which seems to me to be most pleasing.

I must add here that it is incariably better to put mathematical digits
(such as measurements) -- as opposed to text digits (such as folio or
section numbers) -- in math-mode since otherwise, in an increasing number
of font set-ups, the wrong font/style of digits will be used.


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