# How can I change the color of a \enquote quotation inside Emacs?

When I paste a text inside quotation marks into Emacs+AUCTeX, AUCTeX formats it with a soft red color (see the screenshot below at the first line).

I like this color. However, I'm using csquotes package to handle (multilingual) quotations marks. The \enquote commands (provided by csquote package) use another color. I don't like this last color (see screenshot at the second line). With this ugly soft green color, I cannot find quickly quotation inside a big document.

How can I change csquotes default color to use AUCTeX default one?

## The screenshot:

(This screenshot uses French quotation marks but it hasn't any influence on my question.)

There is a bunch of settings about fontification in the csquotes.el file but I didn't see any reference to colors:

  ;; Fontification
(when (and (featurep 'font-latex)
(eq TeX-install-font-lock 'font-latex-setup))
("RestoreQuotes" ""))
'function)
("foreignquote" "*{{")
("hyphenquote" "*{{")
("textcquote" "*[[{[{")
("foreigntextcquote" "*{[[{[{")
("hyphentextcquote" "*{[[{[{")
("textquote" "*[[{")
("foreigntextquote" "*{[[{")
("hyphentextquote" "*{[[{")
("blockquote" "[[{")
("foreignblockquote" "{[[{")
("hyphenblockquote" "{[[{")
("blockcquote" "[[{[{")
("foreignblockcquote" "{[[{[{")
("hyphenblockcquote" "{[[{[{"))
'textual)
("MakeOuterQuote" "{")
("MakeInnerQuote" "{")
("MakeAutoQuote" "*{{")
("MakeForeignQuote" "*{{{")
("MakeHyphenQuote" "*{{{")
("MakeBlockQuote" "{{{")
("MakeForeignBlockQuote" "{{{{")
("MakeHyphenBlockQuote" "{{{{")
("DeclareQuoteStyle" "[{[[{[{[{[{")
("DeclareQuoteAlias" "[{{")
("DeclareQuoteOption" "{")
("DeclarePlainStyle" "{{{{")
("SetBlockThreshold" "{")
("SetBlockEnvironment" "{")
("SetCiteCommand" "{"))
'variable)))))

;;; csquotes.el ends here

• How about considering adding \enquote to the font command, like \emph etc. Then you can also give it a nice shortcut. That is the LaTeX-font-list variable. That being said, I do not know how to change the font on it. It ought to be there somewhere since Emacs know to format \textbf and \emph differently. – daleif May 19 '14 at 10:12
• @daleif I don't need a shortcut (I can call \enquote by pressing " twice). I can add enquote to LaTeX-font-list but I don't know (either) how to set a color to this command... – ppr May 19 '14 at 10:18
• How did you get the double " shortcut? I like the font listfeature as it makes it easy to change the macro or remove it. There is some info about the fonts used in latex-font.el in the auctex sources. – daleif May 19 '14 at 11:05
• @daleif It is a feature of AUCTeX/csquotes. See the doc The setting is: LaTeX-csquotes-quote-after-quote – ppr May 19 '14 at 14:00
• The hint is in the section of code you provided in the question -- enquote is assigned a property value of 'textual. If you search the source-code for latex-font.el as @daleif indicated, you will find the section of code that uses font-lock-type-face. Did you try placing your cursor on the color you want to change and type?: C-u C-x = If you did that, did the information window say font-lock-type-face was a face at that particular point? And if it said that, did you try changing the color for font-lock-type-face using M-x customize-face RET font-lock-type-face RET – lawlist Mar 8 '15 at 6:05