\{ turns into just {

(Nition) #1

There may be a good reason for this (escape characters?) but if someone types \{ into a post, it needs two slashes to show one slash (I’ve used two here), otherwise you just get {. I haven’t come across any other cases where backslashes don’t show up.

Tends to show up when someone writes a file path like:
C:\{your username}\files

Also, if a topic title contains a backslash as the last character it doesn’t show up at all. However, if the title is then edited, the backslash shows up in the edit box, and if it’s saved again (or the backslash is added in an edit), it then shows up.

(Jeff Atwood) #2

It is correct. See


(Jeff Atwood) #3