Talk:Unicode subscripts and superscripts

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When to use[edit]

I agree the second para needs a citation; I can't find one off hand. There are clearly pros and cons - interop is easier without markup, but the range of values is smaller. Will continue to look for some citations, maybe there was once some discussion in the WG, though I dont know these are public. Justinc (talk) 11:48, 13 September 2010 (UTC)


I don't know any current recommendations that make special exemptions for "²" and "³". That may be a leftover from the time when common fonts and computing platforms in English-speaking countries had trouble coping with characters outside the Latin 1 repertoire. But those days are mostly gone. So I replaced the paragraph with some quotations from Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages. Indefatigable (talk) 22:30, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Table syntax[edit]

Is there a reason why the table is in HTML, not in wiki syntax? --92.226.196.72 (talk) 23:21, 23 February 2008 (UTC)


  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+207x x⁰ xⁱ     x⁴ x⁵ x⁶ x⁷ x⁸ x⁹ x⁺ x⁻ x⁼ x⁽ x⁾ xⁿ
U+208x x₀ x₁ x₂ x₃ x₄ x₅ x₆ x₇ x₈ x₉ x₊ x₋ x₌ x₍ x₎  
U+209x xₐ xₑ xₒ xₓ xₔ                      
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+207x x0 xi     x4 x5 x6 x7 x8 x9 x+ x x= x( x) xn
U+208x x0 x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 x6 x7 x8 x9 x+ x x= x( x)  
U+209x xa xe xo xx xə                      
No, and I replaced it with your version. babbage (talk) 20:16, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

WIkipedia: ?[edit]

Can somebody explain the addition of "Wikipedia:" to the page name?

This does not appear to have been done with other pages describing Unicode subsets.

The move was mistaken, since the topic of which character encoding to use to represent superscripts and subscripts is not Wikipedia-specific, but rather a topic that is relevant to all of digital typography. Thus it is incorrect to say that it's not encyclopedic (which was the argument given for the move). It should be moved back. If one claims that "Unicode subscripts and superscripts" doesn't "count" as a worthy topic for an encyclopedia article, then you have to move half of Wikipedia out of the article namespace into the project namespace. It doesn't pan out upon analysis. — ¾-10 20:50, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Update: I asked at the help desk for someone to move it back, and it was restored. — ¾-10 17:01, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Poor wording[edit]

"...your browser for instance produces 11⁄12..."

Not everyone reading this will be using a browser. Not everyone reading an encyclopedia expects to be addressed personally nor is it a very appropriate example. Very poor use of language here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.141.142.230 (talk) 18:58, 9 April 2012 (UTC)