3

Using \textregistered{} and/or \textregistered result in ®; ®;

Is there a way I can redefine this symbol so that it doesn't include a semicolon or is there a package conflict that is causing this problem?

I had to redefine \textrademark in an if statement because it wasn't working \renewcommand{\texttrademark}{{\si{^{TM}}}} so I am concerned of a compatibility problem somewhere. Not quite sure what the offending package is however since the way I understand it, numerous packages redefine and avail a user of font and symbol controls.

  • 1
    An example of code? – egreg Jan 19 '15 at 7:39
4

This is a bug in tex4ht, \textregistered is defined like this in html4.4ht:

\def\:tempc{\special{t4ht@+\string&{35}xAE{59}}x;}
\HLet\textregistered\:tempc

this may seem little bit cryptic, but \special{t4ht@+\string&{35}xAE{59}} outputs special instruction to replace letter x with html entity ®, this html entity is in later process translated to ® character. there is unnecessary ; character. to fix this, put this into the preamble:

\renewcommand\textregistered{\special{t4ht@+\string&{35}xAE{59}}x}

I posted a bug report with a patch to tex4ht bug db, so I hope it will be fixed quickly in TeXLive:

  • Interestingly I can't seem to overwrite \textregistered. I am sure the code you posted should work, but even using \renewcommand{\textregistered}{^{\si{R}}} (which is similar to how I fixed TM doesn't change anything. – EngBIRD Jan 19 '15 at 14:41
  • 1
    @EngBIRD maybe you use some package which redefines \textregistered? try to put that definition after begin{document}` – michal.h21 Jan 19 '15 at 14:58
  • Great thanks! I usually put these sort of new commands in a tex document called immediately before the \begin{document} Turns out that wasn't enough. As per your suggestion, placing it inside \begin{document} fixed it right up. – EngBIRD Jan 19 '15 at 15:04

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.