\( not stable during copy&paste

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg70571] \( not stable during copy&paste*From*: "ben" <benjamin.friedrich at gmail.com>*Date*: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 05:21:32 -0400 (EDT)

Dear group I got into a nasty trap using a string consisting of a single accented character. When I copy&paste this string, it changes (a useless pair of \( \) is removed) ! This is quite annoying, since I am using this string in a symbolic calculation. I got two versions of my string which are visually absolutely undistinguishable, altough they are not identical. Here an example: 1. InputForm[] 2. Enter v with tilde via palette, add "" 3. Evaluate 4. Delete the string, paste it back again 5. Evaluate again \!\(InputForm[\*"\"\<\!\(\(v\&~\)\)\>\""]\) "\!\(\(v\&~\)\)" \!\(InputForm[\*"\"\<\!\(\(v\&~\)\)\>\""]\) "\!\(v\&~\)" In[424]:= \!\(InputForm[\*"\"\<\!\(\(v\&~\)\)\>\""]\) Out[424]//InputForm= "\!\(\(v\&~\)\)" In[420]:= \!\(InputForm[\*"\"\<\!\(v\&~\)\>\""]\) Out[420]//InputForm= "\!\(v\&~\)" Any suggestions? Cheers Ben P.S. Mathematica 5.2, Linux