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  • StandardForm[ expr ] prints as the standard Mathematica two-dimensional representation of expr.
  • StandardForm generates output that gives a unique and unambiguous representation of Mathematica expressions, suitable for use as input.
  • StandardForm incorporates many aspects of traditional mathematical notation.
  • StandardForm is the standard format type used for both input and output of Mathematica expressions in notebooks.
  • StandardForm can be edited in the notebook front end.
  • StandardForm uses special characters as well as ordinary keyboard characters.
  • StandardForm is based on boxes.
  • The notebook front end contains menu items for conversion to and from StandardForm.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.10.9Section 2.8.1.
  • See also: TraditionalForm, OutputForm, InputForm, MakeExpression, ToBoxes.