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Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD


Hi,

this is a bug, add

MakeBoxes[DifferentialD[x_], fmt_] :=
  RowBox[{"\[DifferentialD]", ToBoxes[x, fmt]}]

Regards
   Jens

Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
> The documentation for DifferenitalD states:
> 
> DifferenitalD[x] displays as  dx , where instead of d appears the  
> smybol entered as "esc   dd esc" (without the spaces). Yet when I  
> enter DifferentialD[x] and evaluate I get back DifferenitalD[x] (not  
> "esc dd esc x ").
> 
> The documentation for CapitalDifferentialD seems identical to that for  
> DifferentialD. Yet when I enter CapitalDifferentialD[x] I get  Dx  
> where D is the symbol entered as "esc DD esc".
> 
> Moreover, "esc dd esc x" evaluates to DifferenitalD[x] but "esc DD esc  
> x" evaluates to "esc DD esc x".
> 
> It is all so confusing I feel like giving up on Mathematica  
> typesetting altogether. Can anyone explain what is going on here?
> 
> This is with
> 
> $Version
> "6.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (March 13, 2008)"
> $ReleaseNumber
> 2
> 
> Andrzej Kozlowski
> 


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