When I try to type a double quote " in a block of text, I always get "'. How can this be stopped?

  • I think I asked a duplicate question here. :( – lexxie May 10 '16 at 16:40
  • No you didn't actually! This question is not a duplicate of the linked question; the issue here has nothing to do with keyboard layouts, it's a TeXcenter feature. – alexis May 11 '16 at 15:21

Looks like you have TeX quotes for the wrong language enabled (probably German?). Go to Tools > Options > General, and look at the Automatic replacement section. You'll probably want to replace quotation marks with the English "predefined set", which replaces double quotes with `` and ''.

  • I have been using German, it seems. I just changed it to english and it's working. But all my previous work still has the strange quotation marks. Is there a one-shot way to get everything into english?! – lexxie May 10 '16 at 16:35
  • Global search-and-replace, aka Control-H. – alexis May 10 '16 at 18:18
  • But both closing and opening quotes are " . How can one distinguish? – lexxie May 11 '16 at 6:36
  • I thought you were asking how to change German-style quote ligatures into English style; look carefully, opening and closing quotes are not the same. If you're asking how to change regular double quotes pasted from elsewhere, that's a different question. – alexis May 11 '16 at 9:27
  • The opening and closing quotes in the German-style look the same to me... though it's probably because I don't know enough. :( – lexxie May 11 '16 at 10:05

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