I've got a variable that has two names on it. It is defined as follows:

par={b, Subscript[λ, 0]}

I would like to ask the user to enter a value of the second variable inside par. What I am currently doing is

input=Input["Enter a value for parameter " <> ToString[par[[2]],StandardForm]]

The problem is that the input message appears in this way:

Input message

That is not a fancy way to show the message. How can I show the parameter par[[2]] as in LaTeX output?

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    $\begingroup$ input = Input[StringForm["Enter a value for parameter ``", par[[2]]]] $\endgroup$
    – Bob Hanlon
    Sep 20, 2021 at 22:38

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I think it is much better to use Row instead of ToString and StringJoin, so I would recommend:

input = Input[Row[{"Enter a value for parameter ", par[[2]]}]]

However, if you absolutely must work with strings, you can do:

input = Input[StandardForm["Enter a value for parameter "<>ToString[par[[2]],StandardForm]]]

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