I am trying to have something like {name1, name2}@server.com where name1 and name2 have hyperlinks of name1@server.com and name2@server.com. This is my code:



but in the out put, }@server.com has also a link which is }@server.com. The only solution I found for this is to have a space between } and @ which I don't like it. Is there anyway to disable the hyperlink for @ so that the output would be {name1, name2}@server.com where name1 and name2 have hyperlinks of name1@server.com and name2@server.com?

  • I think, this comes from your pdf-viewer which automatically recognizes potential hyperlinks. I actually don't know how to come by, maybe you can somehow exchange the dot with something else, so your pdf-viewer can't recognize it anymore. – musicman May 21 '14 at 16:31

It's the heuristics of the PDF viewer, that turns "}@server.com" into a link. At least with AR9/Linux, the heuristics is defeated, if the dot comes from a different font, e.g. a math font:


Different method using an invisible explicit space character

The next example inserts an explicit space character after @ to fool the heuristics to see }@ server.com instead of }@server.com:



\href{mailto:name2@server.com}{name2}\}@\dummyspace server.com


  • An explicit space character is a little tricky, because TeX usually replaces the space with horizontal skip space. Therefore I have used a different font that does have a space character at position 32 (space).

(In a pre-release version of pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 for TeX Live 2014 it triggered a bug, see bug report on pdfTeX mailing list. The bug is now (2014-05-23) fixed.)

  • Thanks @Heiko, but the first solution doesn't work! – NESHOM May 22 '14 at 3:43
  • @M0HS3N: It depends on the heuristics of the used PDF viewer and even the version of the PDF viewer. – Heiko Oberdiek May 22 '14 at 12:12
  • @ Heiko Oberdiek: I tried your second solution and it works. Thank you. – NESHOM May 23 '14 at 14:27

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