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

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Fri Jul 04 2008 - 11:22:40 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > philip chastney wrote:
    >> if the set S has cardinality n, then its powerset has cardinality 2
    >> if the cardinality of the set of natural numbers is denoted by
    >> aleph-null, then the cardinality of the powerset is
    >> 2-to-the-power-of-aleph-null
    >> ... which requires a subscripted superscript Hebrew exponent
    > How do you note "aleph-null" ? Do you mean "aleph<sub>0</sub>" i.e.
    > followed by a subscript zero? Where do you note the subscript (to the left
    > or to the right?) I think it would go to the left per the linguistic aspect
    > of hebrew letter aleph, but its use in mathematical notation may ignore the
    > directionality and also note the indice as a subscript on the right;
    In mathematical usage, the subscript goes on the right. There is no
    disagreement on this. Properly speaking, this isn't even a U+05D0 HEBREW
    LETTER ALEF, it's really a U+2135 ALEF SYMBOL (even annotated as "first
    transfinite cardinal", which is what we're dealing with here).


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