Discussion:
single and double quotes together
2020-07-06 10:15:40 UTC
This text:

[a] cosmological constant''' is a straightforward addition to GR''

produces

"[a] cosmological constant"' is a "straightforward addition to GR"

"[a]cosmological constant'" is a "straightforward addition to GR"

This is with a rather old version of LaTeX; does it still exist in
2020-07-06 10:20:46 UTC
Post by Phillip Helbig (undress to reply)
[a] cosmological constant''' is a straightforward addition to GR''
produces
"[a] cosmological constant"' is a "straightforward addition to GR"
"[a]cosmological constant'" is a "straightforward addition to GR"
This is with a rather old version of LaTeX; does it still exist in
This text:

[a] cosmological constant{'}'' is a straightforward addition to GR''

produces

"[a] cosmological constant'" is a "straightforward addition to GR"

I am using " to indicate  and '', though of course in the LaTeX output
the same two characters are used for opening and closing single and
double quotes. In the "corrected" version of the input text, the result
has equal spacing between the two adjacent pairs of quotes in ''' which
I assume is correct.
Ulrike Fischer
2020-07-06 10:26:55 UTC
Am Mon, 6 Jul 2020 10:20:46 +0000 (UTC) schrieb
Post by Phillip Helbig (undress to reply)
In the "corrected" version of the input text, the result
has equal spacing between the two adjacent pairs of quotes in ''' which
I assume is correct.
I would expect a small space after the single quote, and I use
csquotes for this, which takes care of such typographic fine tuning:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{csquotes}

\begin{document}
[a] cosmological constant{'}'' is a straightforward addition
to GR''

\enquote{[a] \enquote{cosmological constant}} is a
\end{document}
--
Ulrike Fischer
http://www.troubleshooting-tex.de/
Athel Cornish-Bowden
2020-07-06 12:01:09 UTC
Post by Phillip Helbig (undress to reply)
[a] cosmological constant''' is a straightforward addition to GR''
produces
"[a] cosmological constant"' is a "straightforward addition to GR"
"[a]cosmological constant'" is a "straightforward addition to GR"
This is with a rather old version of LaTeX; does it still exist in
When I have had this problem (as I have, on occasion) I put
\hspace*{0.02cm} between the two closing quotation marks. I usually
experiment a bit to decide whether to use some other value instead of
0.02cm.
--
athel
Herb Schulz
2020-07-06 16:45:33 UTC
Post by Phillip Helbig (undress to reply)
[a] cosmological constant''' is a straightforward addition to GR''
produces
"[a] cosmological constant"' is a "straightforward addition to GR"
"[a]cosmological constant'" is a "straightforward addition to GR"
This is with a rather old version of LaTeX; does it still exist in
Howdy,

Use '\,'' to add small bit of space between them.

PS: How is LaTeX to know your intentions.

Good Luck,
Herb Schulz
2020-07-06 17:21:57 UTC
Post by Herb Schulz
Use '\,'' to add small bit of space between them.
PS: How is LaTeX to know your intentions.
Yes, that is possible, but it shouldn't be needed.
Peter Flynn
2020-07-06 18:39:09 UTC
Post by Herb Schulz
Post by Phillip Helbig (undress to reply)
[a] cosmological constant''' is a straightforward addition to GR''
produces
"[a] cosmological constant"' is a "straightforward addition to GR"
"[a]cosmological constant'" is a "straightforward addition to GR"
This is with a rather old version of LaTeX; does it still exist in