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Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD

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  • Subject: [mg87763] Re: DifferenitalD vs CapitalDifferenitalD
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 07:14:34 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <fu4lmt$shp$>
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this is a bug, add

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


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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