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Re: Problems with Mathematica text in email

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  • Subject: [mg83557] Re: Problems with Mathematica text in email
  • From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 06:39:25 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fi3kuv$c7h$1@smc.vnet.net>

Kevin J. McCann wrote:
> I have noticed recently that a number of posts show text with powers and 
> other symbols. For example, x^2+y^2==z^3 shows up with the nice 
> exponentials in the text rather than what I just showed. I am not sure 
> how this was copied, but I can't get it. Anyway, when I copy such things 
> into a notebook it comes out as x2+y2==z3, which makes it difficult to use.
> 
> Is there a way to copy this stuff into a notebook so it does it 
> correctly? If not, then it would be nice if posters would Copy As Plain 
> Text. Does anyone else have this problem? I am using Thunderbird under WXP.

This is an annoying bug in Thunderbird that unfortunately does not get 
much attention from the developers ... Thunderbird automatically formats 
x ^ 2 as x with a superscripted 2.

<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=290274>

A workaround is to go to Tools -> Options -> Display and untick "Display 
emoticons as graphics"

-- 
Szabolcs


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