Re: Problems with Mathematica text in email

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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