# Does UTF8 add right-quote and left-quote recognition to LaTeX, XeTeX? [duplicate]

I've got a LaTeX novel writing project with lots of character quotations. I use Focuswriter to create chapter text files (ASCII, UTF-8). There is no LaTeX markup in the chapter files. A LaTeX master file will include all the code, and have lots of \include{chapter} files, etc.

So, I need LaTeX to be able to understand that right and left quotes are not special characters, and I don't want to have to code them into the chapter files. Does UTF-8 add this automatically within LaTeX or XeTeX? Or, is there a package that understand those for pdfTeX or XeTeX?

\documentclass{article}