How to change the direction of quote mark in latex? Both of them are in same direction. How to have one in opposite direction?

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  • You can configure editors to convert these directly for you. For example, TeXnicenter does that.
    – jak123
    Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 13:52
  • if you are looking for the correct quotation based on your country, csquotes has options to set up different quotation styles. It can be changed globally or within a document, e.g. \setquotestyle{french} \enquote{Quoted text}.
    – Celdor
    Commented Feb 18, 2022 at 23:19
  • Another vote for csquotes. I could never be bothered with „the LaTeX way” of entering them (i.e. double backticks: I use them as a dead grave accent keys and they are hard to reach to begin with, so not a great option), so short of entering appropriate quotation marks directly, csquotes probably works best. It takes care of proper nesting, too, which is icing on the cake.
    – Ingmar
    Commented Feb 19, 2022 at 7:01

2 Answers 2


Use the ` key twice, instead of double quotes, i.e.


It is on the same key as ~ on American keyboards.

  • Its not working..
    – user87834
    Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 12:34
  • @user87834 if it is not working then you have incorrect input, but you have not shown what input you have used, so it is hard to say what is wrong. Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 13:11
  • The code is attached.
    – user87834
    Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 13:24
  • @user87834 you are not writing what SSL is, you end start with '' two apostrophs and end with a quote mark. That is not what SSL wrote
    – daleif
    Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 13:47

A work-around (though I'm sure some will criticize) is to use reflectbox


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    This doesn't orient the open quotes correctly. The orientation would be correct if they were rotated 180 degrees, but that's still not the right way to do it. Commented Feb 18, 2022 at 22:28

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