[texhax] European quotation marks

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Sat Apr 11 12:30:28 CEST 2009

Am Sat, 11 Apr 2009 11:58:45 +0100 schrieb Rodolfo Medina:

>> [...] you can use the ligatures << and >>:
>> \font\test=texnansi-lmr10\test
>> << abc >> 
>> \bye 
> First I got the following:
>  ! Font \test=texnansi-lmr10 not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.
> , then I fetched somewhere the file texnansi-lmr10.tfm and put it in the
> present directoy, and now this seems to work:
> \pdfmapfile{+lm-texnansi.map}
> \font\test=texnansi-lmr10\test
> <<abc>> 
> \bye 
> , but only with pdftex.  No way to have it also with `tex'?

Sure, tex itself needs only the tfm. But the postprocessor (dvips?)
needs to know the which real font it should use. So you should
install the map for this postprocessor. How depends on your system
(I already have the latin modern fonts installed so I even don't
need the \pdfmapfile command). Modern systems use updmap for the
installation of map-files. 

You can also use e.g. the ec fonts:


<< abc >>

> Another question: how do you input « and »?  I have no such character on my
> italian keyboard, I input it with copy and paste.

On windows I can input it by activating the "num" key and then 
ALT+0171  on the numeric keyboard. But in general I use a short cut
I have defined in my editor (winedt).

Ulrike Fischer 

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