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From: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
To: Matthew Lundin <mdl@imapmail.org>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Minor latex export issue
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 08:26:55 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <48049119-366E-46C1-9B5F-1FAA75351E77@uva.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87fxjn9o3v.fsf@fastmail.fm>

Fixed, thanks.

- Carsten

On Jan 13, 2009, at 5:17 PM, Matthew Lundin wrote:

>
> I'm have a *minor* issue to report. It occurs when I export an org
> file with footnotes to LaTeX. Specifically, it has to do with the
> combination of American style quotation marks and footnotes.
>
> According to many American manuals of style, quotation marks are to be
> placed after a sentence ending period if the quoted passage is at the
> end of the sentence. E.g.
>
> ,----
> | Here is "a quote."
> |
> | not
> |
> | Here is "a quote".
> `----
>
> When I use American style quotation in conjuction with a footnote,
> the exporter does not convert the closing quote marks into a two
> single quotation marks (i.e., LaTeX smart quotes).
>
> Thus, the following source snippet:
>
> ,----
> | This is a footnote "with a quote."[fn:sample] And here is another
> | footnote "with a quote".[fn:another]
> |
> | [fn:sample] Here is the sample footnote.
> |
> | [fn:another] Another footnote.
> `----
>
> Becomes
>
> ,----
> | This is a footnote ``with a quote."\footnote{Here is the sample
> |   footnote. } And here is another footnote ``with a
> | quote''.\footnote{Another footnote. }
> `----
>
> Notice the double quotation mark (rather than two single apostrophes)
> at the end of the first sentence. Notice also the correct quotation
> mark format appears in the second sentence, where the period comes
> after the quotation mark.
>
> Obviously, it is simple enough to fix this with a query-replace after
> the export, but I thought I'd report the issue nonetheless, as it
> interferes with immediate output to PDF.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Matt
>
>
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      reply	other threads:[~2009-01-20  8:22 UTC|newest]

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2009-01-13 16:17 Matthew Lundin
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