[texhax] [solved] Re: Issue about `~' character

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 21:32:08 CEST 2016

David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com> writes:

> On 30 September 2016 at 19:31, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> wrote:
>> David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com> writes:
>> Fantastic, that works in my case.  In this case you need three \string s.  I
>> couldn't imagine.  I had tried with two.
> don't think of it as three \string, its, just two tokens each preceded
> by \string so it gets written verbatim.
> You want your input file to have
> \string
> ~
> so to write that you can put \string before each token
> \sting\string
> \string~
> so it just more or less coincidentally ends up with three adjacent \string

I seem to understand...  Then when I put two \string 's before `~' what
happened?  How did TeX read and expand that?



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