# [OS X TeX] a suggestion

Mon Mar 3 03:25:13 EST 2008

```This brings up something that it's best to bring to ludwik's
attention as early as possible. To get quotes the right way in LaTeX,
you need to use the backtick ` for the left quote, and the regular
quote symbol ' for the right quote. If you want double quotes, you
want to use two of these ``like this''. If you use "this", then
you'll see in your resulting pdf that both quotes face the same way,
not what you want usually.

Depending on what language you write in, there are special ways to
produce the proper quotes in that language, but I'll leave that to
others who write in languages other than English.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

On Mar 3, 2008, at 3:00 AM, Louis Talman wrote:

>
> On Mar 2, 2008, at 9:10 PM, ludwik kowalski wrote:
>
>> Most Americans know that "one\index{Alaska}" was purchased from
>> "two\index{Russia}" in 1867 before the discovery of
>
> Eliminate the quotes.  The code should be
>
> Most Americans know that Alaska\index{Alaska} was purchased from
> Russia\index{Russia} in 1867 before the discovery of
>
> As you know, when I want to write about the word "word", I must
> quote it.  So when I want to write about the code
>
>
> in-line, I should write "Alaska\index{Alaska}".  (And, in fact,
> there should be single quotes around that quoted code...)
>
> Look carefully at the typeset paragraph you reported in your note
> of 2047 PST.  It says "Most Americans know that was purchased from
> in 1867...".  The words "Alaska" and "Russia" are missing.  Now
> replace
>
>
> with
>
>
> and go through the whole compilation, make index, double
> compilation cycle again.  Look carefully at the typeset paragraph.
>
> Note the lack of a space between
>
>
> and
>
>
> That keeps LaTeX from deciding to put a page break between the two,
> and thus throwing the page entry in the
> index off by one.
>
>
> --Lou Talman
>   Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences
>   Metropolitan State College of Denver
>
>   <http://clem.mscd.edu/%7Etalmanl>
>

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