# Curly brackets don't show. [closed]

I'm typing in LaTeX on a Linux machine (Ubuntu) using Emacs (for typing and compiling). If I type (in mathematical environment)

\left\{blah blah\right\}


I don't see any brackets at all.

If I type

\{ blah blah \}


the brackets are not scaled.

How can I fix this?

Edit

It must have been mistype or something, now everything works...

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## closed as too localized by Caramdir, Martin Scharrer♦May 8 '11 at 18:53

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Try using them like this:

$\left\{\right\}$


You have to use them in mathmode and put a backslash in front of the bracket.

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when you compile the following example you will get the error

Missing $inserted \left  The example: \documentclass[]{scrreprt} \begin{document} \left\{blah blah \right\} \end{document}  You see the error is clear. \documentclass[]{scrreprt} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document}$\left\{\mbox{blah blah}\right\}$%without amsmath$\left\{\text{blah blah}\right\}\$ %with amsmath
\end{document}


Please create a minimal example. It is easier for use.

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