I'm trying to write a simple auto-replace script but can't find how to insert the '{}' characters.
The usual escape characters (backtick ` or backslash ) don't seem to work for curly brackets.




rather than

$(document).ready(function() {

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Encase your curly braces with curly braces. This prompts AutoHotkey to send the raw character.



AutoHotkey help file

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    Note: It does not work if you use the Notepad++ texteditor (with indent) and if there is an enter included, e.g. ::test::{{}{enter}{}} results in {\n}\t}. Workaround: Use {Backspace} and {Left} to reformat the result.
    – Avatar
    Jul 14, 2016 at 15:14
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    This doesn't work inside a Send command use SendRaw instead Jan 5, 2017 at 12:23
  • @MatthewLock's answer is the right answer.
    – Ajit Goel
    Jul 26, 2017 at 19:48

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