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I have the following:

\setromanfont [Ligatures={Common}, Numbers={OldStyle}]{Palatino}

And compile with this:

xelatex main.tex

I use:


But the quotes are never curly as they should be. I can only get the curly quotes when using the default font.


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up vote 13 down vote accepted

You need to use the option Ligatures=TeX (or Mapping=tex-text for older version of fontspec), e.g.:

\setmainfont [Ligatures={Common,TeX}, Numbers={OldStyle}]{Palatino}
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Sorry, but that didn't work for me. img.skitch.com/20110713-kp3sbip3qw4e773kh4wgabk6jq.jpg – Honza Pokorny Jul 13 '11 at 19:52
One should also use \setmainfont, as \setromanfont is deprecated in recent versions of fontspec. – egreg Jul 13 '11 at 19:53
Yes, it works: "curly" quotes in Palatino are not curly. :) – egreg Jul 13 '11 at 19:54
@egreg - that didn't do it either – Honza Pokorny Jul 13 '11 at 19:54
Oh! Really? That's kind of odd, no? – Honza Pokorny Jul 13 '11 at 19:55

I found a useful fix at the link below, after many hours of searching:


Basically change



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