How to Create Curly Brackets on an AZERTY Keyboard (Mac)

Two Methods:Using the Character ViewerUsing a Key Combination

If you are used to a QWERTY keyboard and have now switched to an AZERTY keyboard, you might have difficulty finding the keys for curly brackets ({ }) for a simple reason: They aren't there. All is not lost, though, because you can still create curly brackets using an AZERTY keyboard.

Method 1
Using the Character Viewer

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    Go to System Preferences. You can search for it in Spotlight or go through the Apple logo in the top left corner, then select System Preferences.
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    Go to Keyboard.
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    Check Show Keyboard & Character Viewer in menu bar.
    • A little box should now appear in the menu bar at the top right.
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    Click the box, and select Show Character Viewer. In the Character Viewer you can select numerous characters.
    • Select Parentheses on the left side, and you will be able to access the curly brackets.

Method 2
Using a Key Combination

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    Combine the AltāŒ„ key with the normal parentheses (). Hit the keys at the same time and you will get a curly bracket.
    • Select Alt+( to make "{".
    • Select Alt+) to make "}".
    • And that's all there is to it!
      Enjoy knowing your way a bit more across an AZERTY keyboard.

Tips

  • Search "curly brackets" online, then copy/paste the characters.

Warnings

  • This is for AZERTY keyboards using Mac. This guide isn't guaranteed to work on different operating systems.

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Categories: Mac