Cómo escribir el símbolo de los corchetes «[ ]» con el teclado

We frequently use the corkscrew when writing, primarily for mathematical and programming functions, and it is actually a precise symbol of opening and closing that sits between the keys on a keyboard when using Windows, but this is not the case with operating systems like Mac and Linux.

As a result, in order to write mathematical equations, program, or create emoticons and ASCII images on a computer, you will need to know how to write the [] symbol on a keyboard running Windows, Mac, or Linux. We’ll explain it to you here as we did in other articles with the low, high, and arrow icon.

Similar to the parenthesis, the corchetes have an opening and a closing mechanism. However, because they are only used in very specific contexts, they are less frequently used than parenthesis. We look at a few cases.

Symbol [(opening)] (cierre)
Nombre Corchetes
ASCII code 91 (opening) 93 (cierre)
Writing in Windows using the keys ALT + 91 (opening) ALT + 93 (cierre)
Writing on a Mac using the ALT + Shift + key combination (for the symbol “[” ALT + Shift +) for the symbol “]”

Writing in Windows

You can use various methods to obtain the opening and closing latches if you have a laptop or computer with the Windows operating system.


Press the “Shift” button.
At the same time, press the “[” and “]” buttons to open and close the “corkscrew” symbol.
Release the controls to for the corresponding signs to appear.

If you are using this method from an English keyboard, the open and close buttons for the knife are directly above the ENTER key.

Con ALT + Código Ascii

You may get the knife’s opening and closing symbols in a citation, calculation, formula, or program from any operating system by using the ASCII code and the “Alt” key in the manner shown below:

Keep pressing the “Alt” key.
Look at your keyboard’s numeric keypad and press the number “91” to activate the knife symbol.
Continue pressing “Alt” and “93” on the keyboard to lock the knife’s symbol.

Keep in mind that this method only works if you have a computer or laptop with a keyboard that accepts numeric input. You may find out how to accomplish it using the next method if your laptop doesn’t have this kind of keyboard.

Writing on a laptop without a keyboard

There is a way to locate the numeric keyboard on a laptop and use it to type the swordsman’s symbol or another symbol by using the “Alt” key and the previous ASCII method.

First, locate the “FN” and “NumLock” buttons, then press one of them to activate the hidden numeric keypad that is hidden among your visible buttons.
When you activate it, you should be aware that the buttons J, K, L, U, I, O, 7, 8, and 9 will be replaced by numbers from 0 to 9.
Press the “Alt” key while simultaneously tapping the number 91 to write the opening-corkscrew symbol “[.”
Press the “Alt” key while simultaneously pressing the number 93 to write the “]” symbol for the close button.
When finished, use the same combination of “FN” and “NumLock” keys to deactivate the interim numeric keypad.

Escribir en MAC

Teclado en espaol: To make this symbol, we must press a combination of keys rather than just one because the corkscrews are not visible at first glance on Mac’s keys. To make the symbol “[,” press ALT + Shift + (but press ALT + Shift + instead if you want the “]” symbol).
English translation: You must follow the same procedure as before.

Escribir en LINUX

If you use the Linux operating system, you can also use a combination of keys to quickly locate the open and close buttons on your keyboard by taking the following steps:

Press the “Ctrl” key while simultaneously pressing the “Shift” and “u” keys to open the clasp. Next, look at the numeric keypad and press the “5b” key.
Press “Ctrl” once more, followed by “Shift” and “u,” then “5d” to close the blade.
use of the sword’s emblem

The corchetes are used to insert a component within or to one side of a passage that appears between parentheses. This symbol is typically used to represent algebraic or mathematical formulas:

[x (a + b) – 3 (a + b)]

This shows that while in general language the corchetes are subordinate to the parenthesis, this is not the case in the algebraic language.

Following the cases, the corchetes are used in dictionaries, particularly in the phonological transcription of words:

Additionally, when a passage that is deemed unnecessary or irrelevant is removed from a citation, the removed words are replaced by suspensive points between brackets.

“We built a typical man […] and we afflicted him so well that we considered him a patient or a monster for everything that didn’t make sense to him.” Simenon, G.

Another application of this punctuation mark is when any information that the reader would need to fully understand a citation is included:

“In this country [Suiza], a true cross, there are four linguistic regions.”

“[Beauty] acts even on those who are unaware of it.” John Cocteau

The corchetes are also used to incorporate a personal reflection into a citation:

Now that you have access to these methods, you won’t need to hunch over your keyboard to type the opening and closing corkscrew symbols in a citation, programming language, or mathematical formula, whether you’re using Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.

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