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

#### dudido

24 Feb, 2017 02:26 PM

Hi,

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}.

suggested using the HTML code &ast; 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 Posted by fletcher on 25 Feb, 2017 09:48 PM

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.

https://github.com/fletcher/MultiMarkdown-6/wiki/Note-for-those-with-MMD-5-questions-or-bugs

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

Thanks!

Fletcher

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

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

3. dudido closed this discussion on 24 Mar, 2017 06:37 PM.

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