How do you type brackets on a mac

I had the same issue with a french keyboard.

Aquamacs provides a workaround. From the main menu, go to Options - Option, command, meta keys and select "option for composed characters".

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You don't need to remember those programming like things: Here is the answer. Go to Keyboard preferences, and check the "Show keyboard and character viewer in menu bar". After that, check on the menu bar near the battery meter for the icon and start double clicking any character you want. By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Unable to type braces and square braces in emacs Ask Question.

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Jonas What you call "square braces" are usually refered to as "brackets". Not that it matters, but its a bit shorter to type.

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Watch out: Unfortunately not one of the answers solved a similar issue on my german keyboard. I don't get any brackets or curly braces at all. It even works with svorak A5, if you use it: Are you sure you're on a mac?


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It could be your other settings that screws something up. I just tryed "emacs -Q and then paste the above into scratch , eval with M-x eval-buffer". But the curly bracets dont work.

You could also try: Hi all I would like to know if it's possible to add or change a keyboard shortcut to make brackets "[ ]". Thanks in advance ciao! By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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I am using a MacBook Pro with a Swedish keyboard. This thread is locked.

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