# [Tex/LaTex] Figure caption problem

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Is there anybody who can guess what is wrong with this figure caption?

\caption{Graphical representation of the simple approximation proposed to determine the linewidth of a laser from its frequency noise PSD $S_{\delta\nu}(f)$, calculated from the surface \emph{A} of the slow modulation area. The shadowed areas on this schematized frequency noise spectrum represent the surface \emph{A} that encloses all spectral components for which $S_{\delta\nu}(f)$ exceeds the $\beta$\nobreakdash-separation line $S_{\delta\nu}(f) = \frac{8\ln2}{\pi ^2}f$ (dashed line).}


If I don't comment it out, I get these error messages:

inputenc: Keyboard character used is undefined(inputenc) in inputencoding utf8'. ...) = \frac{8\ln2}{\pi ^2}f$(dashed line).} Incomplete \iffalse; all text was ignored after line 71  Thanx, Richard #### Best Answer Once I copied your code to my editor, a strange character revealed itself right after the comma in PSD$S_{\delta\nu}(f)$,  that spurious character has to be removed; also \nobreakdash needs to be \protected (this wouldn't be necessary of you plan to use the optional argument for \caption). \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \caption{Graphical representation of the simple approximation proposed to determine the linewidth of a laser from its frequency noise PSD$S_{\delta\nu}(f)$, calculated from the surface \emph{A} of the slow modulation area. The shadowed areas on this schematized frequency noise spectrum represent the surface \emph{A} that encloses all spectral components for which$S_{\delta\nu}(f)$exceeds the$\beta$\protect\nobreakdash- separation line$S_{\delta\nu}(f) = \frac{8\ln2}{\pi ^2}f\$ (dashed line).}
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` ### Note:

Unfortunately, after formatting the code both in the original question and in my answer, the spurious character disappeared, but it was there.