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When I use csquotes with polyglossia, an extra kerning is added after the first quotation mark. \enquote{Werk} becomes „ Werk“, not „Werk“. This doesn't look nice, especially when you have a word starting with a letter like w. When I use babel instead, csquotes works fine („Werk“). Can anyone help to prevent csquotes (or polyglossia?) from inserting an extra space when using polyglossia (and running xelatex)?

\documentclass{scrartcl} 
%\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
%\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage{german}
\usepackage{csquotes}

\begin{document}
Werk

\enquote{Werk}

„Werk“

\end{document}
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With an updated Polyglossia (version 1.2.0cc) this doesn't happen. It doesn't happen with TeX Live 2010 either. –  egreg Oct 20 '11 at 8:20
    
I am using polyglossia 1.2.0cc with an freshly updated TeX Live 2011, and it actually does happen. Have you run my example? The extra space is even bigger when I use smaller fonts like MinionPro (add \setmainfont{Minion Pro} ). –  hubi Oct 20 '11 at 9:01
    
I see it too (miktex 2.9) and I suggest that you contact the author of csquotes. He knows best where to look for the place where the kerning is distroyed. –  Ulrike Fischer Oct 20 '11 at 9:40
    
Yes, now I see it, too. –  egreg Oct 20 '11 at 10:38

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This issue has been fixed in csquotes v5.1d, released October 22th, 2011.

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