James A. Rosen James A. Rosen - 7 days ago 5
LaTeX Question

How do I enter a multi-line footnote in LaTeX?

My intuition was

Lorem ipsum\footnote{long footnote
that spans a whole
bunch of
lines.
}


But regardless of where I put the
{
and
}
in relation to the footnote text, I get the following error:

Latex Error: ./mydoc.tex:142 Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:― not set up for use with LaTeX.

Answer

Footnotes are filled in the availible space just like any other paragraph: you just write

\footnote{ 
    a whole lot of text that goes on and on and on and...
    ...
    and may consists of multiple sentences. But after a while
    ... 
    it finally comes to a stop.
}

That is not your problem. looking at the error message (which I don't recognize from personal experience), I'd say your problem is character set or font related.

Is you editor using unicode?

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