[texhax] substituting the right keyboard symbols for quote marks

Eduardo M KALINOWSKI eduardo at kalinowski.com.br
Sun Oct 18 22:18:18 CEST 2009

P. R. Stanley wrote:
> Paul: I'm looking at plain Tex right now.
> So, let me recap:
> `` produces a double left quote;
> ` a single left quote;
> '' a double right quote;
> ' a single right quote
> true, false?

That's correct, at least for English and other languages that use the
same quotes. For other languages there may be different quote symbols. I
wouldn't know how to access them in plain TeX, but for LaTeX there are
special commands, sometimes requiring extra packages.

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