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Topic: Greek symbols mangled by InputForm
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John Fultz

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Re: Greek symbols mangled by InputForm
Posted: Mar 11, 2013 4:42 AM
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On Mar 9, 2013, at 11:48 PM, wrote:

> On Friday, March 8, 2013 2:46:25 PM UTC-7, John Fultz wrote:
>> 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]]

> Would it be sufficient to put
> $CharacterEncoding="Unicode";
> at the start of the NB?

My use of Block was being cautious. Having done a little investigation, perhaps it's overly cautious, as changing $CharacterEncoding probably won't have any ill effects on other operations in the kernel.

But it's possible I could be overlooking something.

John Fultz
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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