Get unicode output for quotation marks

Daniel xracoonx at
Sat Mar 14 13:12:00 UTC 2020

On 2020-03-14 13:25, Guenter Milde wrote:
> 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.)

No, even with utf8, \section{``Test''} is produced in the latex source.


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