Get unicode output for quotation marks

Guenter Milde milde at
Sat Mar 14 12:25:58 UTC 2020

On 2020-03-14, Daniel wrote:
> 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”.

> 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.

With Unicode (utf8) encoding, there should be no need for \texorpdfstring, as
the typographical quotes are used in the latex source:

 >> \section{“Test”}

(This is one of the reasons why utf8 is the new default encoding in LyX 2.4.)


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