RE: how to add all latin (and greek) subscripts

From: Phillips, Addison (
Date: Thu Jun 26 2008 - 12:15:55 CDT

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    The super and subscript characters in Unicode are nearly all compatibility characters, included solely for compatibility with existing legacy (non-Unicode) character sets and encodings. The way to do super and subscripts (and other fancy things with text necessary for formulas) is via markup. For markup specific to mathematics, you might start with the MathML specs and related materials here:

    Best Regards,


    Addison Phillips
    Globalization Architect -- Lab126
    Chair -- W3C Internationalization WG

    Internationalization is not a feature.
    It is an architecture.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: []
    > On Behalf Of Ondrej Certik
    > Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:30 AM
    > To:
    > Subject: how to add all latin (and greek) subscripts
    > Hi,
    > I would like to use unicode to pretty print mathematical formulas
    > (we
    > use that in our symbolic manipulation library, but
    > unfortunately,
    > there seems to be only some latin subscripts as written here:
    > E.g. there are only "aeioruvx" lowercase subscripts, and there is a
    > missing "q" in superscripts. We also need greek alphabet subscripts
    > and superscripts (currently there are also only a couple of
    > symbols).
    > How can we fixed that? I understand, that it will take years, until
    > this propagates to all systems, etc, but nevetheless why not to
    > start
    > now. Could you please direct me to some documents or howto what I
    > can
    > do to have this fixed?
    > Do I need to propse the change somehow, do I need to give you a
    > sample
    > table of characters, maybe even some example font+computer program
    > to
    > show that all works? Let me know what I can do.
    > Thanks a lot,
    > Ondrej

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