are we using csquote (\enquote{}) and should this be mentioned in the styleguide? ?

Asked by chr.pfeiffer on 2010-08-17

Hi there,
in the ubuntu-manual.cls we see the use of polyglossia and csquotes (\RequirePackage[polyglossia]{csquotes}% for language-specific quotation marks).

For csquotes to have an effect (correct quotation-marks), we need \enquote{FOO} in our text/language-files instead of "LaTeX-specific" way to notate quotation marks.

This is not yet mentioned in the style-guide I read, but should be noted there, if I understand the process right.

Also for instance the german po file po/de.po should perhaps be automatically search-and-replaced to have \enquotes{} where now are the latex specific quotations.

to make it an question, I would suggest this but would love to hear if this is the intended way?

best wishes,
christoph

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Kevin Godby Edit question
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2010-08-17
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2010-08-21
Kevin Godby (godbyk) said : #1

Hello, Christoph.

The csquotes package was a rather late addition to the code for first edition of the 10.04 manual. I added it so that I could use the \enquote command in the definition of the \window command (so that window titles would be put in quotes).

Since everyone on the project is still using TeX Live 2009, we have to use the 'babel' option instead of the 'polyglossia' option because the version of csquotes available in TL2009 isn't new enough to have the polyglossia option.

I'm not picky if people use \enquote{...} or natively type their own quotation marks. Do you see any particular benefits one way or another?

--Kevin Godby

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