[Tex/LaTex] Single quote mark spacing problem


Using ShareLaTex, when I enter the line:
. . . range of \textquoteleft interpretive tendencies\textquoteright or adjacent . . .
The result that comes back is:

. . . range of 'interpretive tendencies'or adjacent . . .

where I need to have it display:

. . . tendencies' or adjacent . . .

with space between ' and "or".
Should I be using a different command here or am I doing something wrong?

Best Answer

By default, LaTeX gobbles all spaces after any command. So, you can have three solutions here:

  1. Add a forced space after the right quote by using \ after \textquoteright followed by a space.
  2. Simply use ' instead of \textquoteright.
  3. Use the \xspace command from xspace package to get intelligent spaces.

See the solutions below:




\textquoteleft interpretive tendencies\textquoteright\ or adjacent 

`interpretive tendencies' or adjacent 

\textquoteleft interpretive tendencies\textquoteright\xspace or adjacent 

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