How to insert or create square brackets on the PC keyboard

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In general, these symbols usually appear when a sentence is limited and where the insertion of another sentence is required, which is related to the text being developed. This same symbol can be applied in expressions of nature mathematics, and in the same way it is used within the computer language.

Type the square bracket in Windows

To place the key symbol within the Windows operating system, you need to know a number of combinations that you need to press. However, this key combination can vary between a normal one PC it's a laptop. To perform the procedure on both devices it is necessary to carry out the following operations:

With your PC keyboard

  1. Start by placing the keys that correspond to the brackets symbol on your PC keyboard "{" e "}"
  2. Once identified, simply press them respectively, without using " ALT» or «SHIFT »And they will appear automatically.

Using ALT + ASCII code

If the above steps didn't work, just follow the ASCII code while pressing the "ALT" attribute. To do this, you need to follow the following steps:

  • Start by pressing the » OTHER »On the keyboard.
  • After that and without letting go, you need to press the number combination «123», and you will see that the symbol will appear automatically "{".
  • Then, if you want to close this button, you just have to repeat the above, with the only difference being to press the combination " 125 »On the numeric keypad. And you will see the parenthesis appear, but this time closed "}".

On a laptop

On a laptop, this can seem a little more complicated, since you don't have a full numeric keypad like on desktop computers. However, it's not impossible and you just need to follow a few steps to be able to do it:

  1. Start by pressing the FN key, then pressing NumLk. This combination of keys will activate your laptop's numeric keypad, and from now on it will be like this: 7, 8, 9, U, I, O, J, K, L. Don't worry, it's all reversible.
  2. Since you have already activated the numeric keypad, start by pressing » OTHER »And at the same time hold down the numeric code« 123 ». There you will see that the symbol we want will appear.
  3. Now, in order to insert the key symbol, but this time closed «}» you have to press and hold the same combination, above, with the only difference that the numerical combination will now be " 125 " And that's it.

Placing the symbol on a Mac

computer Mac, has the MacOS operating system. The procedure for removing the symbol from the bracket is slightly different. However, it is not complicated and here we will teach you how to do it:

  • If you have the keyboard in Spanish: Start by pressing «ALT», then press «(«. You will automatically see that this symbol «}» appears. This process will be performed with both symbols, in order to position both Open and Closed.
  • If you have an English keyboard: The way this code is obtained is similar to the one done with the Spanish keyboard.
  • Here the key combination is " OTHER + {»To open it and" OTHER +} »To close it.

What is the sign of the parentheses?


It is known in the same way as braces and they are quite similar and confused with brackets. They are used in the same way to limit a text, it is also used in schematic enumerations and mathematical equations.

Therefore, it is a symbol that encloses a large number of elements and actions within the written and mathematical world.

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