[texhax] how to get underscore _character_ into a .pdf using LaTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Jul 28 19:22:39 CEST 2011

I wrote (incompletely):

> Full post w/ credit to Richard (I hope I spelled your name correctly, didn't take the time to copy/paste, mea culpa)

is on the OS X TeX mailing list.

On Jul 28, 2011, at 1:17 PM, Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:

> Cor blimey, Guv : that's a bit OTT -- what about
> 	{\tt \string _}
> 	\end

I tried that, but the minimal sample was in a bold environment and wasn't working right.

I think it would be a good thing if

> \usepackage{lmodern}
> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> \usepackage{textcomp}

became a default for LaTeX. It's a big improvement in functionality, &c.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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