Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#50 closed enhancement (wontfix)

"curly brackets" - instead of "curly braces"

Reported by: Christof Gessner Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Keywords: editorial curly brackets braces


Suggestion for editorial change in Standard text:

A reviewer noted that british English uses "curly brackets", which is also unambiguous for the American ear. Apparently "curly braces" is not commonly used, US english would just use "braces" instead.

Suggestion: replace all occurrences of "curly braces" with "curly brackets". At first occurrence add a footnote that explains this language issue.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Gunther Schadow

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

We use

square bracket to mean [ ]


curly braces to mean { }


parentheses to mean ( )

Since English would use "braces" the term "curly braces" would not be misunderstood, because English braces are always curly. At best it is a redundant adjective "curly", but adding the adjectives "curly" and "square" helps in disambiguating the meaning.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Christof Gessner

I agree.

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