[PD] symbolatom: why does it not allow to type spaces?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Thu Dec 13 20:25:21 CET 2007

On Thu, 13 Dec 2007, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> I should correct the above line, it's not quite right:
> -text {this is my label} -font {"Lucida Sans" 10 bold} -fg black -bg green
> AFAIK, using the {} as quotes means it should had over everything inside of 
> those brackets.  So {"} should show a double quote.

You can also backslash double-quotes instead.

>> how do you put a literal dollarsign within labels?
> Donno, any suggestions?

backslash it!

>> what about open-bracket?
> This one has stumped me, and I've asked a bit in #tcl, but no luck.

backslash it!

> suggestions?  Did you get it working?  What is actually more important, 
> IMHO, is a way to insert a open-bracket into a text widget using a 
> message.  Using [key 123( then lots of escaping in C hasn't worked for 
> me either.

123 is not a bracket, it's a brace. But for either the solution is the 
same: backslash it!

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