SOLVED: International keyboards not able to use backslash (\) in atom


I’ve seen a lot of comments with people having this issue so I thought i’d share my solution here:

Open atom: Press CTRL-±. so CTRL PLUS DOT.
Next: type in the following: ctrl-alt-+{\}
save the file, and you’re done :slight_smile:


Alternatively it’s likely an atom command clash with your key combo to make backslash.
You can find it and set it to unset.

this package helps a lot

and this thread cover the issue.


You can use a double-backslash to prevent the escaping thing: {\}


thx, updated the answer! Hopefully someone will navigate through this post sometime and find it useful :slight_smile: