enter image description hereI use Gnu Nano on Yakuake to write a LaTeX-document. Then yesterday I found that I can't see the character _ on the Nano. I know that the characters are there as LaTeX renders the tex-file correctly. Is that a bug in Yakuake or Nano or is there some settings that is wrong in my system?

Here is a demo. The code that looks like \lim {r\to\infty} is really \lim_{r\to\infty}

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    Please add a screenshot that shows the issue.
    – dessert
    Sep 14, 2017 at 10:59
  • Is there any particular reason you're using nano to edit a tex file? Seems an odd choice to me unless nano is just your preferred editor in general.
    – JAB
    Sep 14, 2017 at 15:18
  • @JAB I just learned to use Nano in my first summer job and I have used it since then. Sep 14, 2017 at 17:37

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This could be a problem of the font you're using in Yakuake. Try setting a different one; the property can be found in the profile configuration.

  • Thanks! At least the font FreeMono works well in my case. Sep 14, 2017 at 11:31

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