# Wierd text when using dollar sign

In one case I went to write "about [dollar sign]20 to [dollar sign]25 an hour" and got weird text in my answer (as you can see below). Apparently having two dollar signs creates some kind of special formatting. This is what it looks like:

about $20 to$25 an hour

• By design; not a bug. Mar 6, 2015 at 0:40

To avoid getting bitten by this you can escape the \$using \$:
\$20 to \$25