Re: Superscript and Subscript Characters in General Use

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 19:20:42 -0800

On 1/3/2017 4:24 PM, Marcel Schneider wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:31:42 +0100, Christoph P├Ąper wrote:
>>> Among the possibilities, you include Unicode subscripts.
>> Just for the sake of completeness.
> This tends to conclude that preformatted subscripts are really an option here.

Not so. You yourself quote this statement:

| Superscript modifier letters are intended for cases where the letters carry
| a specific meaning, as in phonetic transcription systems, and are not
| a substitute for generic styling mechanisms for superscripting of text,
| as for footnotes, mathematical and chemical expressions, and the like.

It is clear that the uses that you advocate go against this intent.

Therefore, your conclusion that this is "an option" is nothing more than
a very personal
opinion on your part (and one that many people here would consider
misguided if
presented as general recommendation).

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