I use the package csquotes and the \enquote command to place quotes in my documents that depend on my babel settings. For my current document I would like to enquote of an article. Therefore I wrote \title{\enquote{...}}. Unfortunately, I have the term I'd in my title. When I use British english for my document the quotes look similar to the half quote in I'd. Is there a possibility to change that behaviour?


The whole command is \title{\enquote*{I never did say how, but I told you I'd get you out of Vietnam}}.

  • Next time it would be better if you create an answer to an answer like this so I can accept your answer and mark the question as solved... Just an advice. – Nick Lehmann May 20 '14 at 17:12
  • I wanted to use this quotes to make clear that this title is a quote (the title of a cartoon I interpreted). The task is mentioned in the subtitle. – Nick Lehmann May 20 '14 at 17:29
  • Well, that makes sense! (Not thinking clearly today...) – jon May 20 '14 at 17:47

The simplest csquotes-based solution is to use \enquote*{<text>}, which switches the quotation marks from the outer to the inner style. Thus you get "double" instead of 'single' quotation marks when you have british English as the default document language via babel. (With \usepackage[american]{babel}, you'd get 'single' rather than "double" using \enquote*{<text>}.)

Another possibility, is to use \textquotesingle from the textcomp package. Probably won't look very nice, but it is a possibility if you want to distinguish between the closing single quotation mark and the apostrophe....

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