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From: "Juan Manuel Macías" <maciaschain@posteo.net>
To: Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr>
Cc: orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Smart quotes not working correctly with single quotes
Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 20:19:37 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <871r9qtxuu.fsf@posteo.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87o8cu8wrb.fsf@nicolasgoaziou.fr> (Nicolas Goaziou's message of "Fri, 28 May 2021 21:48:56 +0200")

Hi Nicholas,

Nicolas Goaziou writes:

> Genuine question: what language uses two different styles of outer
> (level 1) quotes? And in what context?

I answer in the case of Spanish. In Spanish the level 1 quotes are «»
(french quotes). The level 2 are “...” (english quotes). Only in some
cases, and according to some writers and manuals, single quotation marks
‘...’ are correct as 1 level quotes (left single quotation mark ...
right single quotation mark), in short segments, generally when you want
to indicate the translation of a term. i.e.:

car (‘coche’)

Anyway, in Spanish it is not correct to use second level quotes “...” as
first-level quotes. I do not know if it is correct in German.

Best regards,

Juan Manuel 


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-28 20:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-28  2:54 Andreas Gösele
2021-05-28 10:10 ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-05-28 15:42   ` Andreas Gösele
2021-05-28 17:02     ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-05-28 20:27       ` Andreas Gösele
2021-05-28 20:37         ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-05-29  2:42           ` Andreas Gösele
2021-05-28 17:20     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-05-28 17:55     ` Albert Krewinkel
2021-05-28 21:39       ` Andreas Gösele
2021-05-29 21:35         ` Andreas Gösele
2021-05-28 19:48     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-05-28 20:19       ` Juan Manuel Macías [this message]
2021-05-28 21:06       ` Andreas Gösele

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