I've used to use http://steampiano.net/msc/ to convert tGreek Mathematica symbols when pasting here so they are readable. Now it is gone. See posting-equations-with-subscripts-and-greek-symbols for example.

Is there a different site to use now? How else to do this conversion now?

  • @BobHanlon thanks. I did not know about this. May be should close this in this case as duplicate? Unless you post this as answer, will accept it.
    – Nasser
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 1:58
  • To be marked as a duplicate the original must be on MSE rather than on Meta.
    – Bob Hanlon
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 2:03
  • I tried posting as an answer; however, the "trivial answer" was automatically converted to a comment. If you want to expand the answer, feel free to answer your own question.
    – Bob Hanlon
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 2:09
  • @BobHanlon Thanks. My be I should then just close it. Will do that later on (unless I see an answer posted.).
    – Nasser
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 2:15
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    I think there would still be value in an alternative that works on my iPad. I do a lot of MMA.SE browsing on my tablet and I liked to use the steampiano page to quickly convert special character when not on my computer. I'm sad it's gone...
    – MarcoB
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 3:43
  • This isn't a full solution, but at least Mathematica has ways of "knowing" which characters are which: exporting the expression converts to unicode. \[Beta] = 1; Export["testingunicode.txt", Unevaluated[\[Beta]], CharacterEncoding -> "Unicode"] Is there maybe a way Mathematica can then read this file in some form (without replacing the characters) and get it into the clipboard?
    – thorimur
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 5:28
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    i'm interested in trying to provide a solution, and I have something that works to some extent but isn't perfect yet...please keep the question open for a day or two longer :)
    – thorimur
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 8:01
  • @thorimur oh sure. Will be happy to accept once you have an answer also.
    – Nasser
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 8:09
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    – xzczd
    Commented May 5, 2022 at 9:48
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    I think it would be very valuable to have an answer to a broader scope of this question, including the tablet users, and also Wolfram Cloud users. Copying from the Wolfram Cloud front end you get things like SuperscriptBox["x", "2"].
    – rhermans
    Commented May 12, 2022 at 9:04

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This morning (August 1, 2022) I tried to access the SteamPiano special character converter at http://steampiano.net/msc/ by mistake, and I was delighted to find that it is back online!

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