[OS X TeX] Re: utf8 problem and one TeXShop bug

Chabot Denis chabotd at globetrotter.net
Sat Apr 21 22:00:29 EDT 2007

Hi Pete,
Le 07-04-21 à 20:00, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List a écrit :

>> No, I'm not sure. But in my small table some double quotes were
>> present and were acceptable to LaTeX (in the sense that the
>> document compiled without error) but they produced straight double-
>> quotes instead of the nicer looking curly ones LaTeX gives me if I
>> put two ordinary quotes side by side. In case this was a Word
>> special character, I tried entering a double quote from my keyboard
>> but the result was still a straight double quote in the resulting  
>> pdf.
>> Am I missing something?
> Yes: a means to check the actual byte code of a character! Or some
> different colour to be used for typographical quotes.
> I think you mean the quotes in the geographical co-ordinates of
> places in your example. These are not meant to be curly but straight
> – because they are no quotes. ``'´´ stands for minute and ``"´´
> stands for second. And I'd also recommend some space between " and
> then the O or N and a bit less space between the number and the m of
> the depth where the organisms were found. I remember a package that
> was doing these things automatically, but I can't recall neither its
> author nor its name ...
> --
> Greetings
>    Pete
> Math illiteracy affects 7 out of every 5 Americans.

Thanks for these tips, I'll modify my table accordingly.

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