# Manually typeset single and double quotations marks in dierect succession

Usually I use \usepackage{dirtytalk} to typeset quotation marks, however this usepackage does not seem to work within a \textcite[Section: "This needs quotation 'marks'"]{source1} environment.

As indicated above, I need double quotation marks within the textcite option, where the last word in in single quotation marks.

Now, doulbe quotation marks can manually be achieved like This'' while single quotation marks can be type typeset like

 this' .


However when typing the following

 Section: This needs quotation marks'''


what is printed is not Section: "This needs quotation 'marks' " but Section: "This needs quotation 'marks" ' – i.e. the single and double quotation marks are in the wrong order.

How can I fix this?

MWE:

\begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{\jobname.bib}
@book{source1,
author       = {Knuth, Donald E.},
title        = {The {\TeX book}},
date         = 1984,
maintitle    = {Computers \& Typesetting},
volume       = {A},
options      = {skipbib}
}
\end{filecontents}

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{biblatex}

\begin{document}

\textcite[Section: This needs quotation marks''']{source1}

\end{document}


• I wouldn't use dirtytalk but rather \usepackage[english=american]{csquotes} and  \textcite[Section: \enquote{This needs quotation \enquote{marks}}]{source1}. I think biblatex often warns if csquotes is not loaded. May 11 at 11:10
• Thank you @daleif! This works perfectly May 11 at 11:30
• I agree that csquotes is the way to go, but for a lazy solution, how about putting {} between ' and ''? May 11 at 15:23

 \usepackage[english=american]{csquotes}

(biblatex already recommends the use of csquotes) and then
\textcite[Section: \enquote{This needs quotation \enquote{marks}}]{source1}

Note how the \enquote` macro can be nested.