I know there is csquotes but is there a way to make nested quotation marks as in

``Nested `quotation'''

to show up as as “Nested ‘quotation’”?

That is, as

“Nested ‘quotation’”

because the normal behaviour will be to typeset it as “Nested ‘quotation”’

“Nested ‘quotation”’

And if there is no such automatic way of doing it, what is the most elegant way to force LaTeX to use the correct nesting? I came up with using " instead of '' but I can't say I like it very much since it is incongruent with the rest of my document.

  • While this question is closed as a duplicate, you can still accept Barbara's answer... – Werner Jun 2 '13 at 17:00

one approach is

``Nested `quotation'{}''

if the closing quotes are too close together, use the approach suggested by knuth (TeXbook, p.5; okay, it's a double dangerous bend):

``Nested `quotation'\thinspace''

or, in latex-speak:

``Nested `quotation'\,''
  • Thanks! I didn't list your first solution since I found it even uglier than using ". Anyway, maybe a thin space isn't such a bad idea typographically even. – Christian Jun 2 '13 at 14:20

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