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Re: st: [Stata 12] can't insert braces and other special characters

From   Dirk Enzmann <>
Subject   Re: st: [Stata 12] can't insert braces and other special characters
Date   Wed, 03 Aug 2011 13:06:20 +0200

Daniel wrote:

The preliminary solution is to use the <ALT><NUM>-combination (NUM keys are the numbers on the numeric keypad of your keyboard, not the numbers in the top row). You produce the characters by pressing the <ALT> key and simultaneously entering the ASCII-code denoting the characters you want to produce as follows:

<ALT><91> : [
<ALT><93> : ]
<ALT><123> : {
<ALT><125> : }

Unfortunately, "²" (like in R²) can't be produced in this way, but this is not vital.

For users using keyboards of notebooks with not separate numeric keypad this is a bit more difficult because they have to switch on the "keypad" by using special function keys, enter the code, and have to switch back to normal.

This is a preliminary solution; as I understood, programmers at StataCorp are busy solving the problem.

BTW: Those who are using Friedrich Huebler's AutoIt scripts (rundo.au3 or rundolines.au3) should note that in Stata 12 the shortcut to activate the command window has changed from <CTRL><4> to <CTRL><1>. To make use of the scripts the command -Send("^4")- has to be changed to -Send("^1")- (twice in each script).


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