How to escape an asterisk inside an emphasis when exporting to Latex?

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24 Feb, 2017 02:26 PM


I'm using MMD 5.4.0 via Scrivener to produce Latex. I'm trying to trying to escape an asterisk inside an emphasis. I was trying to use the standard Markdown Backslash escape, but it does not work when exporting to Latex, that is \*text and *text* work as expected, but *\*text* will come out as \emph{\textbackslash{}}text* instead of \emph{*text}.

This page
suggested using the HTML code * as workaround, but it does not translate to Latex.

I assume this is a faulty or incomplete implementation, but maybe there is another workaround I couldn't think of?

Thanks for the support

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by fletcher on 25 Feb, 2017 09:48 PM

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    Thanks for writing in.

    As you may have heard, MMD-6 is now in public alpha (really more beta at
    this point). I'm not developing MMD-5 further.

    Your specific example should work fine in MMD-6, but let me know if you
    find problems.



  2. 2 Posted by dudido on 24 Mar, 2017 06:37 PM

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    I can confirm that MMD 6 does solve that issue (plus others!). Thanks

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