In markdown, I can write `foo`s to get foos. How do I do the same in Org Mode? ~foo~s doesn't do it and ~foo~ s adds a space.

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It seems unnatural, but a zero-width space works. Type ~foo~s then, just before the s, use C-x 8 RET and choose 200B.

  • That is the recommended solution to such problems. Another possibility is to muck around with org-emphasis-regexp-components but it is error-prone, it tends to have wide ramifications and it is frowned upon by the devs - they would rather have the variable disappear.
    – NickD
    Commented May 17 at 19:43
  • @NickD That's a shame. Doesn't it confuse LaTeX-based exports?
    – J. Mini
    Commented May 17 at 21:28
  • I don't know - does it?
    – NickD
    Commented May 17 at 21:52
  • @NickD I occasionally see error messages about LaTeX not recognising the 200B character.
    – J. Mini
    Commented May 17 at 23:12
  • Are you using xelatex or lualatex? If you are using pdflatex there might be problems with Unicode in general.
    – NickD
    Commented May 18 at 0:46

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