Get unicode output for quotation marks

Daniel xracoonx at
Sat Mar 14 10:16:38 UTC 2020

On 2020-02-24 11:38, Daniel wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to get LyX to use unicode for quotation marks?
> In particular, I am using quotation marks in a section title which 
> generates the following LaTeX code:
> \section{``Test''}
> However, I would like it to generate
> \section{“Test”}
> The problem is that otherwise the bookmarks in PDFs also show ``Test'' 
> instead of “Test”.
> Minimal example attached.
> Daniel

I just learned about the LaTeX command \texorpdfstring. Basically, one 
gives it two arguments where the first is the tex and the second is the 
one to be used in the bookmarks (pdf). Doesn't look nice in LyX but gets 
the job done. However, I had to manually switch to unicode encoding to 
get it to work with the "fancy" quotation marks (Document > Settings > 
Language). See the attached file.

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