# [pdftex] Tilde character in url.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Apr 9 20:25:58 CEST 2010

In plain pdftex I am typing the following url:
\url{http://www.tux.org/~milgram/bookland}
{http://www.tux.org/~milgram/bookland}

The problem is the tilde character.  TeX persists in treating it either as
an unbreakable space or as an accent over the following character.  The tag
\tilde only works in math mode and again it wants to be on top of the next
character.