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General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

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7.3.3.1 Special characters

`$' is ignored in PreTeX for compatibility with LaTeX, and `%' introduces a comment. Hence they are the only symbols which have to be quoted by a `\'. The following characters should also be quoted to produce good LaTeX files, but are accepted by PreScript: `_', `&', `#'.

Note that inside a command, like \textbf, the quotation mechanism does not work in PreScript (\textrm{#$%} writes `#$%') though LaTeX still requires quotation. Hence whenever special characters or symbols are introduced, they should be at the outer most level.


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