Inputting a brace without preceding backslash in math mode

Jean-Marc Lasgouttes lasgouttes at
Sat Feb 22 15:35:52 UTC 2020

Le 22/02/2020 à 14:21, Marek L. Szwabowicz a écrit :
> Hi everyone,
> I need to use the commands of siunitx package in math mode. Since LyX 
> does not support such input, I need to input the braces from the 
> keyboard. But then LyX precedes these braces with backslashes. The 
> workaround I found is to first enter the commands in LaTeX mode (ERT) 
> and then copy them to the math mode rectangle. Can one input such "pure" 
> braces directly in math mode?


It is not intuitive, but yet simple: type \{ and you have a pair of 
plain braces.


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