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From: "Juan Manuel Macías" <maciaschain@posteo.net>
To: "Andreas Gösele" <goesele@hfph.mwn.de>
Cc: orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Smart quotes not working correctly with single quotes
Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 10:10:55 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87wnrjf9sg.fsf@posteo.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87bl8vr2j2.fsf@hfph.mwn.de> ("Andreas =?utf-8?Q?G=C3=B6sele?= =?utf-8?Q?=22's?= message of "Thu, 27 May 2021 22:54:41 -0400")

Hi Andreas,

I don't know if this is a bug, but I would say that in principle it's
the expected result. Single quotes are understood here as inner quotes
or second-level quotation marks, therefore they are only activated
nested in text with first level quotes: " ... '...' ... "

lorem "ipsum 'dolor sit' amet"

For LaTeX output, however, the csquotes package is a more powerful
option to control the correct quotation marks for each language. For
example:

#+LaTeX_Header: \usepackage[german,english]{babel}
#+LaTeX_Header: \usepackage[babel=true,autostyle=true,german=quotes]{csquotes}
#+LaTeX_Header: \MakeOuterQuote{"}
#+LaTeX_Header: \MakeInnerQuote{´}
#+LaTeX: \selectlanguage{german}\EnableQuotes
It's a ´test´. "Please".
lorem "ipsum ´dolor´ sit" amet

Best regards,

Juan Manuel 

Andreas Gösele writes:

> Hi,
>
> even using "smart quotes", single quotes are not correctly exported into
> html, odt or latex.
>
> I have as document:
>
> | #+LANGUAGE: de
> | #+OPTIONS: ':t
> | #+OPTIONS: toc:nil
> | It's a 'test'. "Please".
>
> If I export it to html I get:
>
> | It&rsquo;s a &rsquo;test&rsquo;. &bdquo;Please&ldquo;.
>
> I should get:
>
> | It&rsquo;s a &sbquo;test&lsquo;. &bdquo;Please&ldquo;.
>
> If I export to latex I get:
>
> | It's a 'test'. "`Please"'.
>
> I should get:
>
> | It's a \glq{}test\grq{}. "`Please"'.
>
> If I export to odt I get:
>
> | It’s a ’test’. „Please“.
>
> I should get:
>
> | It’s a ‚test‘. „Please“.
>
> (The odt example outputs use utf8, I hope it gets transmitted.)
>
> So in all three cases apostrophes and double quotes are correctly
> exported, but not single quotes. Similar problem if I use "#+LANGUAGE:
> en".
>
> I have org-mode 9.3 with emacs 27.1.
>
> What could I do to get single quotes to be exported correctly?
>
> Thanks a lot!
>
> Andreas
>



  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-28 10:12 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 [this message]
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
2021-05-28 21:06       ` Andreas Gösele

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