# Is the dollar sign ($) used for markdown? If yes, then how can I safely insert it? I want to write something basic like "10$US" but sometimes it makes the text look weird. It changes the font and writes italic text. And sometimes it will insert a newline. For example in my answer for this question.

How can I safely insert a dollar sign?

• For reference: the list of MathJax-enabled sites. A couple of them use \$ as formula delimiters, so on those sites the lone$ will render normally. But on most, $is a MathJax delimiter. – user259867 Aug 9 '15 at 3:35 • [backslash] [dollar sign] – Mazura Jun 21 '18 at 2:21 ## 2 Answers Many Stack Exchange sites which involve a strong use of mathematics will have MathJax enabled for easily creating mathematical formulas. This script uses the dollar sign as a beginning and ending delimiter, so you will have to escape them like so: \$

$ - code insertion worked for me in something like MathJax. Just \$ was printed as is.

• The source of the [now-fixed] linked answer shows that just \$works perfectly. – Lightness Races in Orbit Dec 26 '19 at 1:01 • I just suggested the one method that suits me. Maybe someone will work on the same system, which works weirdly with \$, as in my situation – Roman Filippov Dec 27 '19 at 8:38