[Rd] Straight-quotes for usage and examples sections in PDF docs?

baptiste auguie baptiste.auguie at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 23:02:30 CEST 2012

There's a trivial variation named Inconsolata-dz,
which I've used happily with XeTeX; maybe R can use it in place of the
original if you rename it Inconsolata, but that would presumably be
against the font licence.


On 8 August 2012 04:13, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 06/08/12 23:01, Mike Lawrence wrote:
>> Is there any way to ensure that quotation marks are left as straight
>> quotes and not converted to curly quotes in the \usage and \examples
>> sections when the pdf versions of the docs are created?
> They are not converted ... so there cannot be a way.
> In standard terminology 'quotation marks' are ASCII/Unicode " , and that is
> what is in the PDF files (in so far as we can guess what you mean without an
> explicit example).  I have no idea what 'straight quotes' and 'curly quotes'
> are in your lexicon, but how even ASCII characters are rendered depends on
> the fonts used.
> The R pdf manuals by default use inconsolata, where quotation marks are
> somewhat italic.   We knew that when selecting inconsolata, but it was the
> best compromise of the feasible choices.  Chose something else it you prefer
> a different compromise.
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