I try to use " as a shortcut by using


I have to use babel[german] but the package destroys with my shortcut.

Is ther any way to prevent this or do I have to use another character?

Edit I just had to place the commands inside the document and not the preamble. now everything works fine.

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    If you do not use the babel part, disable it. It us explained in the babel manual (look for shorthands)
    – daleif
    Jan 3 '16 at 18:44
  • \shorthandoff{"}? Jan 3 '16 at 19:44
  • that doesn't change anything
    – meneken17
    Jan 3 '16 at 20:02

It's a timing problem: babel changes the meaning of " at begin document, so you should add your redefinition after that.







My advice is not to do this and to keep the shorthands.

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