Re: Greek symbols mangled by InputForm

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg130094] Re: Greek symbols mangled by InputForm*From*: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>*Date*: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:48:08 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <20130308034901.EE50466BD@smc.vnet.net>

That has nothing to do with the notebook being very old. That's just a stupid bug in how InputForm communications between kernel and FE happen. We already had an open bug report about this, and I just pinged the bug again with a reference to your post. Here's a way you could work around the bug: Block[{$CharacterEncoding = "Unicode"}, Print[\[Mu]//InputForm]] John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc. On Mar 7, 2013, at 9:49 PM, carlos%colorado.edu at gtempaccount.com wrote: > I opened a very old notebook (done in Mathematica 4 some 10 years ago) under Mathematica 9.0.1 running under Mac OS X 10.6.9. The InputForm output of Greek symbols is mangled. For example > > Print[\[Mu]//InputForm] > > produces a circumflexed I followed by the 1/4 fraction. Cutting and pasting that output into an Input cell reproduces that garbage. The problem seems to occur only with that filter, which unfortunately I use a lot for inlining code. > > Is there an option that can be set so that the Greek symbols are respected? > Thanks. >

**References**:**Greek symbols mangled by InputForm***From:*carlos%colorado.edu@gtempaccount.com