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Here is a function that copies a Unicode string to the clipboard using JLink: Needs["JLink`"]; InstallJava[]; LoadJavaClass["java.awt.Toolkit", AllowShortContext -> False]; uniclip[s_String] := JavaBlock[ java`awt`Toolkit`getDefaultToolkit[]@getSystemClipboard[]@setContents[#, #]& @ JavaNew["java.awt.datatransfer.StringSelection", s] ...


Paste is a command that, as a side-effect, inserts the contents of the clipboard into the current notebook selection. The return value is always Null, which means that Paste cannot be used for our purpose without some awkward notebook manipulation. There is an undocumented way to access the clipboard: ClipboardNotebook. NotebookGet[ClipboardNotebook[]] ...

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