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From: "Topi Mäenpää" <topi.maenpaa@protonmail.com>
To: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Bug report
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 07:53:21 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <icEsGOcGni6qhFgjvChMB6qVwr3XpnZv2tcVWApPXwOWkntHtLmKOBeQKB4LPTqeXcMHTeIkyHv9JurAqJzTgjLm4s-HTODJ6h6p4QDMydU=@protonmail.com> (raw)

* Bug report

I have trouble escaping a dollar sign in org-mode documents. I
tried to enter the following:

A (14 G$) B (6 G$)

This may look weird to an American viewer, but in Finland we place all
units (including monetary units) after the quantity. Anyhow, org-mode
interprets this as follows:

A (14 G<math>) B (6 G</math>)

This is the documented behavior: single '$' characters are treated as
math delimiters if

1. the enclosed text contains at most two line breaks (there are none).
2. the enclosed text is directly attached to the '$' characters with
   no whitespace in between (it is).
3. the closing '$' is followed by a whitespace, punctuation or a dash
   (it is).

The standard trick of adding a zero-width space (`<zws>`) after the
first '$' (breaking rule 2 above) doesn't however work as expected:

A (14 G$<zws>​) B (6 G$)

is rendered as

A (14 G<math><zws>​) B (6 G$</math>)

Changing the zero-width space to a visible space fixes the
interpretation, but also visually moves the closing parenthesis.

I believe zero-width space is incorrectly interpreted as a
non-whitespace here. It does not seem to be an exporter bug as both
LaTeX and HTML exporters are affected.


             reply	other threads:[~2022-06-01 15:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-06-01  7:53 Topi Mäenpää [this message]
2022-06-01 15:37 ` Bug report Eric S Fraga
2022-06-01 16:24   ` Max Nikulin
2022-06-01 16:49     ` Eric S Fraga
2022-06-02 15:30   ` Topi Mäenpää
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2016-06-01  7:02 Dan
2016-06-01 17:45 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2009-10-06  9:12 Otto Pichlhoefer
2009-10-07  6:17 ` Carsten Dominik

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