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

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 17:45:08 EDT 2007

On Sep 26, 2007, at 5:27 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> 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 {}!

I am awfully sorry and I must apologize to Brophy—my eyesight isn't  
what it used to be and I saw the underscore as two points and to  
Schulz—who is absolutely correct and as I should have known since I  
often use \&.

> 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.

I didn't know that. And I will read Section 4.

Apologetic and grateful regards
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