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Re: Greek-Letter Bug? Replacing Print

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg64523] Re: Greek-Letter Bug? Replacing Print
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 06:30:03 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <dt9j5h$gp5$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <dt9j5h$gp5$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Shyam Guthikonda <shyamguth at gmail.com> wrote:

> Try this:
> 
> 1. Create a new cell, print something with Print[].
> 2. In the same cell, above the Print call, create a Greek letter using: 
> \[Alpha]
> 
> The Print is replaced now by Alpha[]. 

Indeed it is -- most weird.

If you do esc-a-esc to input the Alpha, it does not happen.

> I fail to see the purpose of this, so I am thinking it may be a bug? 
> I have tried this with Alpha, Omega, Beta... strange. It only seems to be replacing Print.

When I do \[Beta] it does not happen, but \[Gamma] and \[Omega] does (on 
my Powerbook under 5.2).

Cheers,
Paul

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