[OS X TeX] "I wish this worked a bit differently" #2

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Sep 26 17:27:07 EDT 2007

Le 26 sept. 07 à 22:55, Herbert Schulz a écrit :

> The _ is reserved for sub-scripts in LaTeX, to get an _ character  
> you must use the command \_, that's \ and then _ not \ and .. This  
> behavior is just like other special characters, e.g., \$ to get the  
> $ in print. Oh... if you do escape the _ with \ before it TeXShop  
> won't enter the {}!

LaTeX, being its systematic and verbose self, introduces also a whole  
bunch of textual commands for such non-alphabetic characters.  
Specifically, \_ may be entered as \textunderscore.

See section 4 of /Library/TeX/Documentation/texmf-dist-doc/latex/base/ 

Hope this helps,

Bruno Voisin
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