# Is there a way to add a quote inside smart quotes? [duplicate]

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

I suggest you separate the single quote, ', from the double-quote, '', with a thinspace, \,.
\documentclass{article}
volonta'\,''

• Why not '{}''? – egreg Nov 10 '15 at 21:17