How to type in curly braces in italian keyboard layout?

Posted on 2007-07-20
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have an italian Windows XP and a keyboard layout and everytime I have to insert curly braces into my .NET code I have to use a charmap. Surely there must be a workoround for this issue but I just don't it. Any help will be greately appreciated.
Question by:Zaurb
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    Accepted Solution

    If you look on the character map, in the bottom left corner, there should be a keyboard shortcut for the curly braces there. You'll need to highlight the symbol and then the shortcurt should appear.
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    What I had to do now to resolve the issue was to add the following key: EnableHexNumpad REG_SZ into he registry under:
    HKCU \ Control Panel \ Input Method with the value of 1 and reboot my pc.

    Now I can insert Unicode characters by holding ALT and "+" and typing a Unicode character Hex description. Like 7B for left curly bracket. And then releasing ALT key.


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    Expert Comment

    Which is the shortcut to the character in the character map window.


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