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Is there a way to add a quote within smart quotes?

Let's say I need to render something like "volonta'" (notice how there's a ' + " symbol at the end of the word), how would I do that?

So far I've tried ``volonta''' and ``volonta\rq'' but none of these seems to yield the proper result.

Any hints?

  • To begin with, you should not write “volonta'” with an apostrophe, but with an accent: volont\`a (or volontà if you use inputenc with the proper option). Using an apostrophe in place of the accent is a bad grammatical error in Italian. – egreg Nov 10 '15 at 21:16
  • @egreg I see, thanks. I wonder if there's any instrument for converting aeiou + accent into their equivalent form (e.g. à) since I don't have an Italian keyboard. – Laurent Nov 11 '15 at 8:57
  • You can input it as volont\`a. However, every modern keyboard allows to input accented letters with some dead key system. – egreg Nov 11 '15 at 9:13
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I suggest you separate the single quote, ', from the double-quote, '', with a thinspace, \,.

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\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
``volonta'\,''
 \end{document}
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    Why not '{}''? – egreg Nov 10 '15 at 21:17
  • @egreg - That would leave only a barely perceptible space between the single smart quote and the double smart quote. I assumed that a bit more space is called for. However, I may be mistaken. Let's see if the OP weighs in and clarifies what he/she is looking to get. – Mico Nov 10 '15 at 21:21
  • Well, the example doesn't really make sense, actually. – egreg Nov 10 '15 at 21:22
  • @Mico's solution looks better IMHO, since it leaves a little bit more space between the single quote and the closing double quote. Thank you both. – Laurent Nov 10 '15 at 22:14

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