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I hope you can help me with this. I have the following in my code:

\textbf{Legendre–Fenchel transformation}

The problem is that the - doesn't show up after compilation. Instead it comes out as LegendreFenchel. How can I remedy this?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Does the problem show up also in normal text? – egreg Mar 17 '12 at 18:10
@How are you typing the dash (I can see the problem, it must be some unicode issue). Cut and paste this \textbf{Legendre--Fenchel transformation}, it should work. – Yiannis Lazarides Mar 17 '12 at 18:16
Thank you and sorry, I am new to this forum. I don't get any error messages. Its just that the output doesn't contain the - symbol as it should. By the way, I should probably add that that piece of code is within an \item in the itemize environment. Perhaps that is the problem. – Nik Mar 17 '12 at 18:18
@ Yiannis: Thank you, that did work. – Nik Mar 17 '12 at 18:20
@YiannisLazarides ... probably make it an answer so Nik can accept it and the question is cleared ... ? – yo' Mar 17 '12 at 18:59
up vote 2 down vote accepted

This is probably some input encoding issue, as I could reproduce it by cut and pasting into a minimal. If you cut and paste this:

 \textbf{Legendre--Fenchel transformation}, 

it works.

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