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I cannot seem to get correctly exported smart single quotes in Org 8.3.

Here is a minimal test.org file:

#+OPTIONS: ':t
#+LANGUAGE: en

This is 'within single quotes'.  This is "within double quotes".

With emacs -Q, org-version reports 8.2.10. The output when exporting to UTF-8 text is:

This is ‘within single quotes’. This is “within double quotes”.

and the output when exporting to LaTeX is:

This is `within single quotes'.  This is ``within double quotes''.

This is what I would expect.

If I load the most recent version of org-mode (starting from emacs -Q, typing M-x package-initialize RET, and M-x load-library RET org RET), then org-version reports 8.3.2, and the output no longer correctly translates single quotes. In UTF-8 text, the result is:

This is ’within single quotes’. This is “within double quotes”.

and in LaTeX, the result is:

This is 'within single quotes'.  This is ``within double quotes''.

Is there anything non-obvious going on with smart quote export in the newer version of Org, or is this simply a bug which I should report?

  • Looks like a bug to me. I suspect it lies in org-export--smart-quote-status. – nanny Oct 1 '15 at 20:31
  • You can do M-x org-submit-bug-report – nanny Oct 1 '15 at 20:36
  • any update on this? could you post a link to the bug report? – Mark Dec 31 '15 at 15:53

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