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Re: Re: What happened to StandardForm?

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  • Subject: [mg100188] Re: [mg100139] Re: What happened to StandardForm?
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 04:09:23 -0400 (EDT)
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On Tue, 26 May 2009 05:08:57 -0400 (EDT), David Bailey wrote:
> Kevin J. McCann wrote:
>> I used to be able to cut and paste a newsgroup example, do a ctl-shift-N
>> and turn it into StandardForm. This key stroke sequence seems to have
>> vanished. Any ideas?
>> Kevin
> It works for me, using Mathematica 7.0 on Windows. I wonder if you are
> actually encountering this issue with Thunderbird:
> x circumflex 2 (* where you use the ^ operator! *)
> prints using normal superscript notation, which looks great until you
> copy and paste it into Mathematica, when it comes out as x2.
> If this is your actual problem, a partial solution is to view the
> message source and copy and paste from that.
> David Bailey

Incidentally, this problem can be fully worked around by turning off the
display of emoticons in the Thunderbird preferences.  The emoticon support
also affects the superscript behavior.

John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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