There is a reference I have to use, which is just an URL but there is a wave line (tilde) located in the middle of the URL. I don't know how to express it exactly. The code I used now is as follows:

@misc{33_oxfordvgg,note = {\url{http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~vgg/data/}},}

In addition, I have put this code below in the front of the latex file,

But, in the result showing in the final PDF file, the wave line is just located in the top and I could not use it to find the correct URL.

\usepackage[pagebackref=true,breaklinks=false,letterpaper=true,colorlinks = brack,bookmarks=false]{hyperref}

And it turns out to show the reference in the pdf in the way below, just the picture shows, reference

In fact, the waveline in loacted in the middle. But the result in the reference is located in the top. So I could not go to the correct webpage after I click on the reference of the url on the pdf file.

Does anyone know how to solve this?

  • For clarify, I believe the issue is the tilde being far too above the baseline. You should be able to find a duplicate; I'm unfortunately on my phone. Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 15:34
  • And welcome to TeX.SX!!! Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 15:34
  • @SeanAllred. Sorry, I don't know exactly what you mean by finding a duplicate?
    – happygygt
    Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 15:42
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    Have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/q/87559/27635 and at tex.stackexchange.com/q/10858/27635 Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 16:01
  • Thanks @karlkoeller -- do the above fix your problem? Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 16:25

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If you invoke biblatex and hyperref in the following way, you get a centered tilde and a functioning link:

Sample output


= brack,bookmarks=false]{hyperref}



Note that the pagebackref option is removed from hyperref and instead the backref option of biblatex is used.

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