[Tex/LaTex] How to prevent LaTeX from turning “a to an umlaut in German


I want to input a string "a" in a LaTeX document using German (\documentclass[ngerman]{article}), but I do not want "a to be turned into รค; what can I do? (I know \verb works; are there any other solutions?) Thanks!

Best Answer

\dq a should work. Note also that proper quotation marks would be

"`like this"'

i.e. "quotation backtick" and "quotation apostrophe". (Also see the csquotes package.)

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