# [NTG-context] Quotation marks

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Fri Jul 19 19:54:22 CEST 2019

On 7/19/2019 6:21 PM, Alan Braslau wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Jul 2019 18:54:08 +0300
> Dmitry Starostin <starostin.dmitry at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I understand it might have been deliberately and for various reasons,
>> but ConTeXt has no analogue for {} and {''} for quotes. \quotation
>> is a replacement, but it is awkward if you write a draft in ConTeXt
>> and make the final variant in pdfLatex. Is there a ready solution for
>> the quotation marks as marked out in the text? Or one needs to write
>> his own macro for this?
>
> Write a macro in pdfLatex.
>
> (You can always use utf-8:
> “”
> «  »
> „“
> etc. as appropriate)
Quotes are rather language dependent so therefore we use \quotation.

As Alan says, you can always define a macro for latex:

\def\quotation#1{#1''}

doing that for context is not a good idea. (Also because future versions
might issue an error when such core macros are redefined.)

Hans

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