Straight Single Quotes In TeX
TeX makes it surprisingly hard to print a “straight single quote”, also know as an “ASCII apostrophe”. Instead, it insists on using a comma that has been shifted up. I haven’t found a perfect solution to the problem because none exists. I have, however, found a work around. In the fonts I’m using, \char129 maps to a straight single quote. It will not work for all fonts and encodings, however. Unfortunately, in some cases the only solution is to use a different font.