Get unicode output for quotation marks

Daniel xracoonx at
Mon Feb 24 12:11:32 UTC 2020

On 2020-02-24 12:24, Kornel Benko wrote:
> Am Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:16:32 +0100
> schrieb Daniel <xracoonx at>:
>>> M-x unicode-insert 0x201c
>>> M-x unicode-insert 0x201d
>>> 	Kornel
>> Yes, that's kind of the manual way. I can also replace “ and ” by itself
>> with Quick Find and Replace. And I can undo the effect by replacing a
>> unicode mark with the LyX generated magic one.
>> I guess I'd prefer LyX to make the change internally before the output.
>> But maybe there is no way to tell LyX to do it.
>> Daniel
> Why? It is always 'manual', since you have to type '"'.
> You could bind the command  'M-x unicode-insert 0x201d' to anything you like
> 	\bind "F1" "unicode-insert 0x201d"
> 	Kornel

Yes, you have to press the '"' key maually. But what I meant with the 
non-manual magic quotes function of LyX, is that LyX inserts the correct 
quotation marks austomatically, i.e. “ and ” in the workarea and `` and 
'' in the source (for English). Now, what I was hoping for is that I can 
get LyX to automatically use “ and ” not only in the work area but also 
in the output, i.e. `` and '' should be changed to “ and ”. LaTeX seems 
to have no problem with the “ and ” characters.


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