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Re: Re: Greek-Letter Bug? Replacing Print

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  • Subject: [mg64554] Re: [mg64525] Re: Greek-Letter Bug? Replacing Print
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 05:58:38 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <dt9j5h$gp5$> <>
  • Reply-to: murray at
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I can confirm this bug.  In a new cell in a new notebook in a new 
Mathematica 5.2 session under Windows XP, I type:


I move the cursor to before that expression, pressing Enter to get a new 
line, and on the first line type \[Alpha] which, as expected, turns into 
a displayed Greek letter alpha as soon as I complete typing it -- and, 
at the same time, "Print" becomes "Alpha"!

David Bailey wrote:
> Shyam Guthikonda 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[]. 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.
>> Thanks,
>> _Shyam
> Using 5.2 on Windows XP I can't reproduce this - are you sure there are 
> not some more details?
> David Bailey

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