Superscript and Subscript Text


#1

Does the Discourse UI support superscript and subscript text?


#2

Geo, the HTML sup and sub tags seem to work. For example, superscript and subscript.

-Gully


#3

Thanks, Gully.

a2 + b2 = c2

Painful to type, but at least it works.

-Geo


#4

Alt+0178 = ²
Alt+0179 = ³
Etc…
You can find more in Character Map:


#5

Thanks, Thomas :smile:

Character Map earned its place on my desktop taskbar long ago.

Typically I work in Word™ and then copy>paste into the forum reply box.
(I started doing that back in the days when the forum reply page had a nasty habit of timing out.)
(Poof, there went all your work.) :angry:

Consequently I don’t use the Alt+keystrokes to create superscript and subscript because Word® has handy buttons and KB-shortcuts for those.

Unfortunately the sup and sub formatting in Word™ doesn’t please the Discourse UI.
If I use the superscript button in Word® it comes out like this in the forum…
a2 + b2 = c2

Thanks to you, I’ve discovered another workaround in addition to Gully’s.
That is, when I type the subscript Alt+keystrokes in Word™ they appear correctly in the forum…
a² + b² = c²

Go figure? :confounded:

-Geo


#6

Another discourse secret is that we can format keys with <kbd></kbd>.