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Correctly typesetting a tilde

I can show ~(tilde) in normal text, using text as follows,


But the problem is when I try to put this in footnote{}. Error will be thrown, how should I do this?

marked as duplicate by Caramdir, Jukka Suomela, TH., Leo Liu, Hendrik Vogt Mar 25 '11 at 5:41

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You can use \~{} for a tilde. Example:


Hi here\footnote{My character is ``\~{}'' and \texttt{I can also typset
it in this font: ``\~{}''}.}.

The group {} is quite important after the \~, otherwise LaTeX will think it's an accent to put on the next character.

  • So TeX puts the accent on nothing, right? – Hendrik Vogt Mar 25 '11 at 5:40

How about \textasciitilde ? It works for me.


Just use the \textasciitilde command.


\footnote{foo \~{} bar} works for me. If you want it in \verb style, but a \texttt around.

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