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brackets and braces in frontend with german DEC-keyboard

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  • Subject: [mg1230] brackets and braces in frontend with german DEC-keyboard
  • From: bauer at (Bauer Sebastian)
  • Date: Fri, 26 May 1995 03:49:58 -0400
  • Organization: Lehrstuhl B fuer Mechanik, Technical University Munich


We are having a mixed network of SUN workstations and DEC workstations.
Mathematica is installed on the SUNs, but we are also using it from the DECs
by setting the DISPLAY variable.

Now the problem: If you want to type on the DEC stations with german keyboards
brackets ([]) or braces ({}) within the frontend, you have to press two modifier
keys (the ones to the left or right of the space bar) at once additional to
the 7, 8, 9 or 10 key. In an usual program like xterm, you need only one of the
two modifier keys to get a bracket or brace. I have installed the XKeysymDB-file
which comes with mathematica.

If anybody knows, what I have to change in the XKeysymDB-file or in any other
file to get the brackets or braces within the frontend the same way as you get
them in xterm, I would appreciate your help _very_ much.

Sebastian Bauer <bauer at>
Technical University of Munich

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