When the variable org-export-preserve-breaks is t, the org contents...

a + b + c

gets exported to LaTeX as...

a + b + c

This adds a lot of extra padding to the equation in the pdf. Is there a way to avoid adding the latex-line-break-safe sequences to the exported LaTeX while keeping the variable set to t?

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Docstring of the user option org-latex-line-break-safe says that [0pt] protects the following [...] from being interpreted erroneously.

So, probably start with setting this user option value to an empty string, but watch out for possible errors.

(setq org-latex-line-break-safe "")

If that doesn't work, read this org mailing list discussion and then, if the issue still isn't resolved for you, M-x org-submit-bug-report.

  • I think that would essentially be the same as setting org-export-preserve-breaks to nil. Would there be a way to define an export filter which targets these regions instead?
    – user41177
    Sep 22, 2023 at 15:23

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