RE: Subscript & Superscript

Date: Wed Jul 31 2002 - 18:23:43 EDT

On 07/31/2002 12:27:46 PM Michael Everson wrote:

>>Unicode is not for encoding typographical effects such as superscripts or
>>subscripts (the sups and subs in area U+2070..U+208E are part of a sort
>>"archaeological area" of Unicode, which is called Compatibility
>Not quite. Some superscripts and subscripts used in phonetic
>transcriptions are actual letters needed in plain text.

Michael is right; with that exception, Marco was basically right. But let's
keep in mind that the original request had to do with superscripts and
subscripts for mathematical formulas, for which MathML is clearly

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
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