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Replacing the unknown quote marks with underscores, let’s say we’re trying to write this:
He responds, “Joe said ‘Mark said _I’m not coming._’”
One option is to alternate: He responds, “Joe said ‘Mark said “I’m not coming.”’”
Would it be crazy to use single or double angle quote marks? Like: He responds, “Joe said ‘Mark said ‹I’m not coming.›’”
I’m getting nowhere googling it.
Is there a better option?
I realize that, generally, the text will read better if it’s rephrased to nest less deeply. But I ask not as an author, but somebody formatting others’ work.
Edit: 91727, and the question it’s marked a duplicate of, are not duplicates of this question because they discuss two-deep embedded quotes, whereas this question assumes the solution to two-deep quotes (use single quotes) and asks about quotes three or more levels deep.