I'm trying to display the following:

.\integrate blah

in a monospaced font.

For everything else I've wanted to put in a monospace font, \texttt or \verb has worked fine, but it doesn't with this. I've worked out that I need to escape the \ in the text, but replacing it with \\ gives a newline.

What should I use to escape the \ in LaTeX?

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    \verb+\integrate+ works OK. – Gonzalo Medina Mar 7 '11 at 17:00
  • Is that trying to display an integration sign? I'm trying to display the actual text "integrate". – robintw Mar 7 '11 at 17:04
  • No. \verb+\integrate+ will display "\integrate" in a monospaced font. – Gonzalo Medina Mar 7 '11 at 17:18

You can use \verb to display a backslash in monospaced font; the following example shows another option to display a backslash in monospaced font:








You could use \textbackslash to produce a backslash. To get it monospaced, you should use T1 font encoding which is recommendable anyway, otherwise it's not a true typewriter backslash.

You might also have a look at answers to these questions:



\texttt{.\textbackslash integrate}



backslash screenshot

  • but \textbackslash will not produce a backslash in monospaced font. – Gonzalo Medina Mar 7 '11 at 17:20
  • @Gonzalo: it produces a monospaced backslash in T1 encoding, which is very recommendable. You're right, with the default (OT1) encoding the backslash would be in another font. I will add that restriction to the answer. – Stefan Kottwitz Mar 7 '11 at 17:38



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