I was writing something about using Moebius inversion, and to get the correct symbol I write \"{o} to get the umlaut over the o. However, in TeXnicCenter, shift+' automatically writes "' instead of the desired ". Is there a reason for this? I always have to delete the extra apostrophe each time.


This is a setting of TeXnicCenter (v1.0 Stable RC 1) that can be activated/deactivated. Under Tools -> Options -> General -> Automatic replacement you need to deactivate Replace quotation marks:

TeXnicCenter settings

  • Or set it to something else. – frabjous Aug 10 '11 at 2:35
  • If you want to keep the auto-replacement, take a look at this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/15483/… – doncherry Aug 10 '11 at 11:06
  • Since @yunone asked for the reason for this behavior as well: This is an auto-replacement feature for quotation marks, in your case apparently enabled for German quotation marks. Quotation marks need to be masked specially in LaTeX: "`Zitat"' (German) / ``Quote'' (English). For your convenience, TeXnicCenter offers a feature where a typed " is automatically replaced with either opening or closing quotation marks, with options available for a few languages or your own choice. – doncherry Sep 2 '11 at 9:32

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