Get unicode output for quotation marks

Guenter Milde milde at
Mon Feb 24 22:08:39 UTC 2020

On 2020-02-24, Daniel wrote:
> On 2020-02-24 14:08, Jean-Marc Lasgouttes wrote:
>> Le 24/02/2020 à 13:34, Daniel a écrit :

>>> Ah, I see. LyX actually does not use the unicode characters “ and ” 
>>> but \textquotedblleft and \textquotedblright{} when I insert the 
>>> unicode character. 

This is because in older versions of the inputenc package, the literal
characters were not supported.

You may try to copy the file "unicodesymbols" from the LyX library directory
(here /usr/local/src/lyx/lib/) to your personal lyx directory (here ~/.lyx/)
and comment out the lines

#0x201c "\\textquotedblleft"       "" "" # LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK
#0x201d "\\textquotedblright"      "" "" # RIGHT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK

and try again.

Hope this helps,


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