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Re: rendering entities

From: <Stephan.Semirat@ac-grenoble.fr>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 09:57:11 +0200
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <898b00261e7e8197.44475af7@ac-grenoble.fr>


> > i'd like to know if there's a way to change the default rendering of
> > mathml entities (e.g. rendering &DifferentialD; as a roman d instead
> > of a blackboard d) under FireFox and IE+MathPlayer. 
> Possibly it's possible to set up the font choices to select a font 
> witha d rather than a d| but I tend to do it a simpler way, just 
> use d in the source file. Thw blackboard bold operators are there if you 
> want to use them but there is no obligation to use them if you don't want to,
> you can use whatever name you want for any operator.

Thank you. Is that what you mean : &DifferentialD; and d are just characters with no "content" meaning ?

However, if for instance i want to translate my xhtml+mathml files to tex, then &DifferentialD will be translated to \dd while d will be translated to d.
So i need to encode these two letter differently, no ?

(i could also use roman mstyle for d,e,i instead of DifferentialD, exponentialE, imaginaryI but in fact, these entities are usefull and meaningfull (to the end user i am) ; it's just that their rendering is not very conventionnal...)

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