# [XeTeX] dealing with \$ character

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Jul 8 09:51:47 CEST 2004

```Bruce D'Arcus wrote:

>
> 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".

it sort of depends on the macro package you use; in context, you can say:

\chardef\XMLtokensreduction\plustwo

of course you then have to use fonts that have the dollar in the normal ascii slot (not cmr -)

I always wonder why characters like \$ are not symbols

Hans

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