Detokenized Math Macros?

Joel Kulesza jkulesza at
Wed Nov 11 23:35:30 UTC 2020

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 9:06 AM Richard Kimberly Heck <rikiheck at>

> On 11/10/20 1:13 PM, Joel Kulesza wrote:
> > Colleagues,
> >
> > Is there a way to detokenize math macros in LyX such that characters
> > like an underscore are not passed?  I'd like to highlight text and
> > then apply the macro (via toolbar button/shortcut), but it passes
> > through characters without escaping them automatically.
> This is intentional. The idea is that you can write some LaTeX,
> highlight it, and them hit ctrl-M to make it math. Or paste it. Or
> whatever.

Makes sense, and I understand.  I was asking on behalf of a colleague with
the hope that there was a "quick fix" based on how we've implemented

> My goal is to apply macro-based styling to various keywords in a
> > document, so a macro seems like the most natural way to mark those
> > items and then update them, as needed.  However, I'm happy to consider
> > other, better, ways to accomplish that.
> This looks like a job for a character style. The Logical Markup module
> defines a 'Code' style that renders its content as monospace. Of course,
> it can be customized.

Interesting—I'll look into that.  Thanks Riki!

- Joel
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