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I'm required to use a complex LaTeX template, and for some reason it's making all my double quotes appear straight. Single quotes (both ` and ') appear in the normal, curly way. Here are all the packages that this template is using. Any idea which one might be causing my straight quote problems? (Sorry, I know it's a lot!) I imagine I could replace all my double quotes with two single quotes, but I'm importing a lot of content from other documents, so that would be a bit pain.

\usepackage{booktabs}  % professionally typeset tables
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor}
\usepackage{xspace}
\usepackage{algorithm}
\usepackage{algpseudocode}
\usepackage{framed}
\usepackage{newfloat}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{makecell}
\usepackage[normalem]{ulem}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{hyphenat}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{xifthen}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage{dcolumn}% Align table columns on decimal point
\usepackage{bm}% bold math
\usepackage{cancel}
\usepackage{verbatim}% multiline commenting
\usepackage{ifthen}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{sectsty}
\usepackage{balance} 
\usepackage{lastpage}
\usepackage[format=plain,justification=RaggedRight,singlelinecheck=false,font=small,labelfont=bf,labelsep=space]{caption} 
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{abbrevs}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\usepackage{units} 
\usepackage[sharp]{easylist}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{colortbl}
\usepackage{titlesec}
\usepackage{placeins}
\usepackage{calc}
\usepackage{pdflscape}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage[Rejne]{fncychap}
\usepackage{microtype}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[adobe-utopia]{mathdesign}

(Yes, I know, this is the opposite problem that most people have with double quotes, and it's making it very difficult to find an answer to this question by searching.)

marked as duplicate by David Carlisle, Stefan Pinnow, Mensch, Phelype Oleinik, Sebastiano Mar 2 '18 at 21:06

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    you have all those lines but the example isn't actually an example of the question. Please edit the example so that it has ``foo'' and produces an unexpected output. Preferably then you could remove all packages that you can remove while still showing the problem, to help people debug for you. – David Carlisle Mar 1 '18 at 20:52
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    Off-topic: Since your preamble contains the instruction \usepackage[table,xcdraw]{xcolor}, the later \usepackage{colortbl} directive does nothing at all (and should probably be omitted to reduce code clutter). – Mico Mar 1 '18 at 21:02
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    You really need to tell us which document class you employ and which LaTeX format -- pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX, or something else -- you employ to typeset the document. And, do yourself a favor and don't try to load packages more than once (e.g., the array package). – Mico Mar 1 '18 at 21:04
  • Let me guess: You're using a template from a shady web site, right? – John Kormylo Mar 2 '18 at 4:09
  • Well, after taking @DavidCarlisle's advice I was able to narrow it down to the mathdesign package (of course the very last one). See this thread – thomas88wp Mar 2 '18 at 20:25

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