[OS X TeX] quotation marks
maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sun Dec 24 07:05:20 EST 2006
On 24-dec-2006, at 12:18, Doris Wagner wrote:
> can anyone tell me how I can produce the \char96 (which is in
> unicode U+2018) on the keyboard of an ibook? I refer here to the T1-
> the usual \char39 (U+2019) I get right of the :/; and it is not
> what I want...
> I need this character for the german beginning-quotation-marks...I
> could also use \char18, but I really wonder where this \char96 can
> be found on my mac-keyboard, since on my pc I found it at once and
> now I am stubborn and don't want to miss something on a mac which
> is available on a pc...
I don't know what keyboard layout you're using, so I can't answer
your question. I can however help you find it yourself.
1) Open system preferences > International > Input Menu.
2) Make sure "Character Palette" and "Keyboard Viewer" are checked,
along with probably US English and German keyboard layouts.
3) Close the preferences again.
4) From the input menu (the flag in the right of the menu-bar) choose
"Character Palette". This allows me to see which character you
actually meant. The unicode name is "LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK" and
"RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK", i.e. ‘ and ’. (for a while I was
afraid that you meant "LEFT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK" and
"RIGHT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK", commonly used in
France, and I believe in reverse order in Germany as well).
5) In TeX this is easy: type ` and ', and in the end all will be OK.
The ` is the back-tick (GRAVE ACCENT, U+0060). On my keyboard it is
the unshifted tilde.
For other text you may want to try option-] and option-shift-] (use
[ for the double quotation mark version). To check where they are
hiding in your layout: Open the "Keyboard Viewer" from the input
menu, select a sensible font (Lucida Grande for instance), and play
with option, shift to see where they hide.
T1 encoding has to do with the way the font is organised, not with
the way you type your text, that is an input encoding.
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