# Basic Text Formatting

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## Font Switches

• See the article on Font Switching to understand how to change font styles (bold, italic, etc.)

## Capitalizing words

• Note that \WORD, \Word and all following macros aren't switches, but commands (brackets behind, not around): {\em switch}, vs \Word{macro}.

## Quotes

Don't try to type quotation marks, but use logical markup! Quotation marks and formatting are language dependent.

For alternate nesting of double and single quotes, see Nested quotations.

## Language

For short quotes you can switch the language (and depending setups like quotation marks) with the language code like {\de das ist Deutsch}. If you switch between longer sections or if the two-letter language code has some other meaning (like \sl stands for slanted and can't be used to start Slovenian) you should use \language[sl].

To switch the document language, and not just the hyphenation rules, use \mainlanguage[de]. This will replace e.g. "Chapter" with "Kapitel", and "Figure" with "Abbildung", in the case of German.