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Re: TeXForm of TeX accents

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  • Subject: [mg49787] Re: TeXForm of TeX accents
  • From: Daniel Herring <dherring at>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 03:14:06 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <cdt4pq$5ve$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Gianluca Gorni wrote:

> Hello!
> Anyone can fathom why the following different treatment
> of two TeX accents in strings:
>       In:  TeXForm["\'a"]
>       Out:  \'a
>       In:  TeXForm["\`a"]
>       Out:  $\backslash ` $a

My guess:  Mathematica isn't recognizing "\`" as an accent.  Instead, it 
thinks you literally want "\`a" to appear in your document.  Since the 
backslash is the TeX escape character, Mathematica is kind enough to 
protect it for you.

Try using TeXForm["\\`a"] ...


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