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The following code, that I used with success, does not work with the last TeX LIve distribution. I don't know why.



Here is what is produced.

How can I continue to have pretty quotes ?

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"does not work" how? Does the document compile but there are errors? Fails to compile? What error messages do you get in the log file? – Seamus Oct 9 '12 at 12:09
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The libertine-legacy font has been replaced, try:



If you want to make your code as portable as possible (Libertine has only been replaced recently, and has not been replaced for MiKTeX users) use:


This checks if the new libertine package is installed and defines your command based on that.

For old style figures, use LinuxLibertineO-OsF instead of LinuxLibertineO-LF.


If you don't use the libertine package, bold might not work. To fix this, you either have to redefine \bfdefault:


Or you'll have to change the way you use your quotes: don't use \bfseries or \textbf and define your font like this:


Letters available are m (medium) b (bold) and sb (semibold).


{\fontfamily{fxl}\fontsize{32}{32}\fontseries{m}\selectfont `'}
{\fontfamily{LinuxLibertineO-LF}\fontsize{32}{32}\fontseries{m}\selectfont `'}
{\fontfamily{LinuxLibertineO-LF}\fontsize{32}{32}\fontseries{sb}\selectfont `'}
{\fontfamily{LinuxLibertineO-LF}\fontsize{32}{32}\fontseries{b}\selectfont `'}

fancy quotes

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Thanks for the information about libertine, and also for your solutions. – projetmbc Oct 9 '12 at 12:42
Great answer, thanks! It seems you know your way around with the latest round of libertine-replacement-packages. I haven't quite figured them out like that. Do you think you could ask a pseudo-question like tex.stackexchange.com/q/39924 regarding these changes, potentially answering it yourself if nobody else does? Just pretend you're a innocent user, who dutifully updated their distribution and is surprised to learn that libertine once again has changed its behavior. Let me know if you have any questions, we could talk e.g. in TeX - LaTeX Chat. – doncherry Oct 9 '12 at 14:29
I'm glad you like it. I'll see if I can create a nice pseudo-question! – Silke Oct 11 '12 at 10:18

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