# [XeTeX] dealing with \$ character

Bruce D'Arcus bdarcus at fastmail.fm
Wed Jul 7 19:13:23 CEST 2004

```On Jul 7, 2004, at 12:08 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:

>> Following from previous discussion, is there a way that I can get TeX
>> to accept the \$ character without having to do \\$?  My source is XML,
>> so it's not convenient to modify there, or in the XSLT.
>
> \catcode`\\$=12

Thanks Hans, but this -- in the preamble -- doesn't seem to work.  Is
there something else I need to do?

I just want to be able to typeset "\$4000".

Bruce

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