# Is \textquotedblleft and \textquotedblright required for quotation marks?

Can I just use `"sometext"` or do I have to use the commands for a quotation mark? If I don't, why would I ever use them? The interpreter I am using (Scientific Word) and it interprets it as regular quote marks, but I have other LaTeX that already exists with the commands `\textquotedblleft` and `\textquotedblright`. Do I need the commands or can I use `""`?

Edit:

I looked a little closer and it looks like `"` is not the same as what the LaTeX command gives.

• You should not use ". I always use the csquotes package and \enquote{my quoted text}. – Ulrike Fischer Apr 22 at 15:54
• never use `"` the traditional markup is ```word''` (two back ticks and two single quotes) but the csquotes package is more flexible. – David Carlisle Apr 22 at 16:55