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curly braces in text mode

Postby AliceWonder » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:11 am

When I try to use \{ and \} to create curly braces outside of math mode, it works and always has. However if I load the mtpro2 package in my preamble, it then fails, complaining about a miss $ insserted.

What is the right to way get curly braces outside of math mode that won't break by loading the mathtime pro2 package?

Googling around, escaping them is all I have thus far found, but that clearly is broken by the mtpro2 package.

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Postby AliceWonderMisc » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:43 pm

Old post but I ran into same problem and this was top google result for my query.

I found a solution that works with mtpro2

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  1. \string{
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  1. \string}

For example:

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  1. \texttt{exec\string{\string}}
will typeset in the monospace font as
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  1. exec{}

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