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

From   daniel klein <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: [Stata 12] can't insert braces and other special characters
Date   Tue, 2 Aug 2011 16:18:40 +0200

Dirk, did you solve your problem? If so, mind to share the solution?

I received my copy of Stata release 12 today and face the same problem.

I am using Stata 12 (update 26 Jul 2011) for Windows 7. The keyboeard
layout is German.

I also noticed that the short-cut to open the do-file editor changed.
It used to be  <Strg>-<8> (where "Strg" is "Cntr" on english
keyboards) and now is <Strg>-<9>. That does not bother me at all, but
I am curious about the "braces" problem.


Dirk wrote:

Trying to use Stata 12 I can't insert a brace or other special
characters into the command line or in the do-file editor such as
"squared brackets" ( "{", "[", "]", "²" ).

Instead of inserting the respective character Stata opens the help
window (when using { ), the data editor (when using [ ), a new do-file
(when using ] ) or does nothing (when using ² ). One should note that
I use a German keyboard where all these characters are produced by
pressing the key-combination <ALT-GR>-<number>, such as:

<ALT GR>-<7> : {
<ALT GR>-<8> : [
<ALT GR>-<9> : ]
<ALT GR>-<2> : ²

Stata: Version 12.0 (Revision 26-Jul-2011)
Operating system: Windows 7
Keyboard layout: German

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