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Re: [O] Footnotes issue with LaTeX export

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] Footnotes issue with LaTeX export
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 08:05:39 +0100


John Hendy <address@hidden> writes:

> #+begin_src orgmode
> * Header
> Test paragraph where I insert a dollar amount of $100.
> Test paragraph where I insert a dollar amount of \$100.
> Test paragraph where I insert a dollar amount of 100.[fn:1]
> * Footnotes
> [fn:1] Successful; the first two give the error 'Cannot insert a footnote
> here'
> #+end_src

Yes, that's what I thought: `org-inside-LaTeX-fragment-p' is the key.

| Test if point is inside a LaTeX fragment.
| I.e. after a \begin, \(, M-x , $, or $$, without the corresponding closing
| sequence appearing also before point.
| Even though the matchers for math are configurable, this function assumes
| that \begin, \(, \[, and $$ are always used.  Only the single dollar
| delimiters are skipped when they have been removed by customization.
| The return value is nil, or a cons cell with the delimiter and the
| position of this delimiter.
| This function does a reasonably good job, but can locally be fooled by
| for example currency specifications.  For example it will assume being in
| inline math after "$22.34".  The LaTeX fragment formatter will only format
| fragments that are properly closed, but during editing, we have to live
| with the uncertainty caused by missing closing delimiters.  This function
| looks only before point, not after.

On purpose, Org won't insert a footnote inside a LaTeX fragment.  But,
in your example, it is fooled by the currency.

One workaround would be to remove "$" as a math delimiter from


Nicolas Goaziou

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