# Org-mode verbatim tilde (=~=) is still processed by Latex back-end

I have some verbatim text containing a tilde, =some ~ text=. Now, org-mode is supposed to leave the tilde alone. However, upon exporting with the latex backend, I get the following in my .tex: \texttt{some \textasciitilde{} text}, which is not the same, as it is rendered as a "high" tilde versus a centered tilde.

Now, in normal text I can work around this by some Latex command that forces the centered tilde. However, this is inpossible in verbatim, as commands do get translated to Latex as-is, so it would say \texttt{some \midtide text} instead.

Anyone that knows why this is? A solution would be to insert =@@latex:~@@= which is some "super-verbatim" that actually does just plop in the tilde, however this only works on the Latex backend. As I also export to HTML I would like to keep my document as backend-unaware as possible.

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