With XeLaTeX, polygossia and csquotes updated today, I get an asymetrical spacing between the enclosed text and the French quotation marks:

Blabla1 « blabla2 “blabla3” blabla4» blabla5

without any spacing right after blabla4, instead of:

Blabla1 « blabla2 “blabla3” blabla4 » blabla5

with the following code:

\setmainfont{Times New Roman}

Blabla1 \enquote{blabla2 \enquote{blabla3} blabla4} blabla5

There is no problem with normal quotation marks (which don't require any spacing).

How can I get \enquote to give the expected result?

  • I always thought that csquotes didn't interface well with polyglossia, though I see now that version v5.2a [2017/02/03]) of csquotes does not (any longer?) make this precise claim. But FWIW, the font is irrelevant to the problem, while I can only reproduce the problem using xelatex, not lualatex. Can you (as a workaround) switch engines?
    – jon
    Mar 14, 2017 at 1:57
  • As far as I can see the support of polyglossia for french punctuation with xelatex is still broken: github.com/reutenauer/polyglossia/issues/145. I wouldn't use polyglossia if you don't need it for some other language but \usepackage[french]{babel}. Mar 14, 2017 at 8:33
  • My current work makes an extensive use of polyglossia, switching to lualatex wouldn't be worth it for this document...
    – Stanin
    Mar 14, 2017 at 13:42

1 Answer 1


With a current texsystem (texlive 2018 or miktex) and

      Package: polyglossia 2018/04/07 v1.43

the problem seems to have been resolved. The output with xelatex of the example is

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