I'd like to get this:

result I want

I can easily get this via \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} and the use of \usepackage[german=guillemets]{csquotes}

But for Russian I need [T2A]{fontenc} and the inner quotes get messed up. It then looks like this:

result as I don't want it

Here's a minimal example:

\usepackage[T1, T2A]{fontenc} % T2A messes up inner quotes


Someone said: \enquote{The other one told me: \enquote{Don't bother!}}


I already tried it with: \usepackage[style=russian]{csquotes} and other settings I don't remember ...

Thanks in advance!

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to your preamble.

Btw: If your main language is german you should load T1 as the last encoding so that it is active at the start of the document.

  • Works as intended! Thank You. About switching encoding order: Already tried that before. With T1 at second position I run into errors at the first line with Cyrillic letters.
    – fourreux
    Apr 15, 2014 at 13:59
  • Well you natually need to switch to T2A when you start to write russian text. Doesn't \selectlanguage{russian} does it automatically? Apr 15, 2014 at 14:09
  • To be frank, I never used selectlanguage{german} when using T2A. It just works for German as well, as it seems. According to en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/… : "Babel will take care of switching to the appropriate font encoding when a different language is selected within the document." But this maybe involves \selectlanguage ??
    – fourreux
    Apr 15, 2014 at 15:48

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