Unsupported titles/Left curly bracket

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{ U+007B, {
LEFT CURLY BRACKET
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[U+007A]
Basic Latin |
[U+007C]
U+FE5B, ﹛
SMALL LEFT CURLY BRACKET

[U+FE5A]
Small Form Variants
[U+FE5C]
U+FF5B, {
FULLWIDTH LEFT CURLY BRACKET

[U+FF5A]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF5C]

Translingual[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

{

  1. Used to add a comment to the left of and encompassing one or more lines, or to indicate that items to the right are subdivisions of the item on the left. Compare }.
               ⎧ legislature
    government ⎨ executive
               ⎩ judiciary
  2. Used in { }.

Usage notes[edit]

This symbol is also called a "left brace".

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References[edit]

  • Thomas F. Adams, Typographia; Or, The Printer's Instructor: A Brief Sketch: Braces stand before, and keep together, such articles as are of the same import, and are sub-divisions of the preceding articles. They sometimes stand after, and keep together, such articles as make above one line, and have [...] posts after them, which are justified to answer to the middle of the brace. The bracing side of a brace is always turned to that part of an article which makes the most lines.