in Necessity of nested \text within math mode for proper \mathchoice-based scaling, there are a couple of instances where in-text code strings have a backslash at the end of one line and the next line starts with an opening brace {.

since this combination has the meaning of a real opening brace in the output, the two characters should really be kept together. (i haven't seen any instances where a backslash was separated from following letters at the end of a line.)

maybe this is just a function of the software i'm using to read tex.sx (this software has many other problems, but i'm on the road, and have no other option), but it's disconcerting, and if it's a system problem at the source, maybe it can be fixed.

edit: here's a screen shot of the affected area.

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    I’m not seeing it in FF28. – doncherry Apr 20 '14 at 9:46
  • @doncherry -- thanks for adding link and additional tags. i'm using safari on an ipad, and i see it (twice) in the second bullet point near the end. quite willing to accept that the problem is on this end -- but then, who do i ask to fix it? – barbara beeton Apr 20 '14 at 10:01
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    Well, according to meta.stackexchange.com/questions/56161/…, Mobile Safari should be supported, so it’s definitely a legitimate remark to make here. Let’s see what the SE team says. Perhaps you could add a screen shot from your iPad? (Press the home button and the power button at the same time; it’ll go into your photos.) – doncherry Apr 20 '14 at 10:07
  • @doncherry -- thanks for suggestion. screen shot added, after several unsuccessful attempts. (i'm just a disaster at this; i "grew up" with punched cards, and have real trouble adapting to guis.) – barbara beeton Apr 20 '14 at 15:03

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