# «» resemble too much \ll \gg

I am typesetting a translation of some ancient poetry book from another language (namely Finnish). In the text there are several quotes which uses the Guillemets (« and »).

Since I am using a UTF-8 encoded document (with \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}) in my text there are directly those symbols.

Upon rendering, however, the symbol closely resemble \ll and \gg, that is "much smaller than" and "much greater than".

Is there a way for me to obtain something more similar to « and » ?

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A bit of off-topic: Have you ever thought about using the csquotes package? This would make your quotes configurable at one central place. – Benedikt Bauer Sep 28 '12 at 11:05
I guess that in my cases the quotes are complex. I am typesetting ancient poetry and often the quotes are very long (songs) and take many verses. – Helios Sep 29 '12 at 22:45

## 1 Answer

Here's an example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1,OT1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[finnish]{babel}
\begin{document}

«»

\fontencoding{T1}\selectfont
«»

\end{document}


As you can see, the first line has really \ll and \gg, as the guillemets aren't available in the OT1 encoding. In the second line we use a T1-encoded font, which has the guillemets.

So write

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[finnish]{babel}
\begin{document}

«»

\end{document}


and your guillemets will be OK.

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