Have to put double quotes mark for a sentence. I am using Xetex. For the input string ``The work'', the output is also ``The work'' whereas it should be “The work”. Below is the list of packages and languages I am using.

\setdefaultlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage{sanskrit}
\usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman}
\newfontfamily\devtransl[Mapping=DevRom]{Times New Roman}

``The work''

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Add the Ligatures=TeX option:

\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Times New Roman}

After setting this option, fontspec takes care that several characters in the input, which should produce a special ligature glyph in the output, are printed in the correct way. Now `` and '' will become “ and ”, respectively. A further example, now also -- and --- will become the en dash – and the em dash —, respectively.

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    @AmitBhatt: Nice to read that it works for you! Perhaps mark the answer as "accepted" then, by clicking the check mark symbol at the left of the answer.
    – Stefan Kottwitz
    Feb 24, 2012 at 12:00

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