# Re: [NTG-context] parsing issue with \math{} inside natural table

Thanks for the reply. I'm actually generating TeX from an application that interprets \$ in it's own code and occasionally this causes me trouble in passing the \$ through to TeX to use in math mode (I think they have a bug and am hoping I can get that fixed). So I tend to use \math{} to avoid complications with escaping \$, but was stuck in this case because I couldn't use \$ or \math{}.
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Anyway, I just now solved my problem in the other application and am able pass through \$ appropriately so it's no longer an issue for me.
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Thanks,
Brian

On Mon, 12 Jul 2010, Hans Hagen wrote:

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```On 9-7-2010 10:12, Brian R. Landy wrote:
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```Hi, I ran into a case where a natural table has an issue when it
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contains inline math and an alignment character is used. Here's a small
```example which triggers the problem:

\starttext<
\bTABLE<
\bTABLEbody<
\bTR<
\bTD[alignmentcharacter={.},aligncharacter=yes]{\le 4.0\math{-}}\eTD<
\eTR<
\eTABLEbody<
\eTABLE<
\stoptext<

However, if I replace \math{-} with \$-\$, the file works. Am I correct
that \$-\$ and \math{-} should be interchangeable?
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side effect of alignmentcharacter that triggers expansion of cell content, so just use \$ here
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