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I am trying to create a clickable hyperlink using hyperref for a list of urls. One url is giving me trouble:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics)

The relevant line of latex is:

\hyperref[ref6]{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function\_(mathematics)}

The line is clickable in the resultant PDF, but it only links to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function

with the _(mathematics) part ignored.

I expect that this calls for some special escaping, but have tried several different approaches to no avail (backslashes and the like) and would appreciate some assistance.

Here's a minimal working example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}
Here's what's broke:

\hyperref[ref6]{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function\_(mathematics)}

\end{document}

Thanks!

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. BTW thanks for providing a MWE. :) – user11232 Aug 31 '14 at 0:49
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You need to use \href for this:

\href[options]{URL}{text}

The text is made a hyperlink to the URL; this must be a full URL (relative to the base URL, if that is defined). The special characters # and ˜ do not need to be escaped in any way (from hyperref manual, page 15).

Or use \url.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}
Here's what's broke:

\url{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics)}

\href{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_(mathematics)}{ref6}

\end{document}

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Please note that you can use _ and no need of \_.

By default, \url uses type writer fonts. To get url in roman font add \urlstyle{rm} in the preamble:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\urlstyle{rm}     %% <--------- default is \urlstyle{tt}
\begin{document}
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  • \url worked, but it's not in the same font as \hyperref or \href, is there a way to get the full url displayed in roman font? – decuser Aug 31 '14 at 1:51
  • @decuser Add \urlstyle{rm} in your preamble (say before \begin{document}). – user11232 Aug 31 '14 at 2:04
  • Is there a way to ensure that \urlstyle is honored? When I also use \usepackage{apacite}, the urlstyle doesn't seem to hold and it is printed in the default typewriter font. – decuser Aug 31 '14 at 3:36
  • @WillSenn Try putting \urlstyle after \usepackage{apacite}. Just a guess, in the absence of your code for this. May be you can ask a new question with the code. – user11232 Aug 31 '14 at 3:39

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