superscript digits

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Tue Nov 01 2005 - 17:28:58 CST

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    Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

    > The use of subscript and superscript characters is surely limited
    > by many factors, including
    > Yet, within their limitations, they do a fine job. You can use
    > them in many contexts where formatting, styles, or markup cannot
    > be used, or should not be used.

    And also in some cases also where markup IS used. E.g., for m³, kW/m²
    (or kW⋅m⁻², though it may be cautious to use MIDDLE DOT rather
    than DOT OPERATOR), etc. I think it would be a bad idea to use markup
    for these unit "name" expressions, even though that would be better
    for general math expressions (including for "style" expressed difference
    in identifiers/variables; e.g. <mi>v</mi> for an "italic" v, <mf>v</mf>
    for a "fraktur" v, etc., and <mr>cos</mr> for "plain" cos, rather than
    using the "math alphanumerics" characters).

            /kent k

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