Escape $

I have a need to make an AJAX call in the Javascript of my templates.
I making the call as $.getJSON(…)
But for some reasons when the page is assembled the $ sign is stripped off and all that is left is .getJSON(…)

Is there any way to escape the $ sign in this AJAX call so it remains there as otherwise the AJAX call fails.


$ is a meaningful character to velocity, so it has to be escaped. You do this w/ the backslash () char. E.g. $.getJSON