# [NTG-context] Pound sign £ output as italic dollar sign [urgent]

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Oct 20 22:59:56 CEST 2010

```On 20-10-2010 11:44, Elliot Clifton wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I was just about to send my book to press when I noticed the '£' appears
> in my PDF as an italic dollar sign.
>
> I looked it up in the archive and google. Have tried \pound and
> \sterling -- nothing seems to work.
>
> It's very strange, when I output the chapter's product separately from
> the project the £ appears as expected. When I generate the project it
> appears as italic \$.

this depends on the font ... normally it should work out ok if you use \\$

there is some historic issue here: in the cmr there were different
characters in the same slot for italic / regular

afaik tex gyre is normal

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