# How to convert mdash into LaTeX markup?

I am converting HTML markup into LaTeX markup by using `sed` command. I need to convert `&mdash;` into its corresponding LaTeX markup. How can I implement it?

``````&mdash; into LaTeX markup
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## migrated from stackoverflow.comJan 22 '13 at 12:16

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You convert the em dash by using three dashes in a row in the LaTeX file: `---`
`\textemdash` - or, if you have a recent UTF-8 capable TeX engine, you can insert the UTF-8 character. See Wikipedia. Note that the command will gobble a trailing space unless you add a `{}` to it.