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Re: What happened to StandardForm?

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  • Subject: [mg100231] Re: What happened to StandardForm?
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 19:34:06 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gvk9vm$oo2$>

John Fultz wrote:
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> John Fultz
> jfultz at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
Well yes, but I like smiley faces, and it is, of course, easier to read 
maths in an e-mail with it left on.

David Bailey

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