This MWE


\myVerbatim|This is some text, which can contain $\sin(x)$ or code or $$|

\verb|This is some text, which can contain $\sin(x)$ or code $$|

Produces, using lualatex, this

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I thought they should come out the same. Why are they different?

From manual

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TL 2015

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    \verb is a typesetting command: a v-type argument is about 'grabbing' stuff, what you do with it is down to you
    – Joseph Wright
    Commented Jun 3, 2016 at 9:31

1 Answer 1


The manual doesn't say that a font selection is done when delivering the argument after it has grabbed “in a way similar to \verb” just because it doesn't happen in the first place. So


will emulate \verb (but \verb does some more things).

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