Superscripts and Subscripts

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Not to be confused with Unicode subscripts and superscripts.
For the typographic styling, see Subscript and superscript.
Superscripts and Subscripts
Range U+2070..U+209F
(48 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Latin (15 char.)
Common (27 char.)
Assigned 42 code points
Unused 6 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.0 28 (+28)
3.2 29 (+1)
4.1 34 (+5)
6.0 42 (+8)
Note: [1][2]

Superscripts and Subscripts is a Unicode block containing superscript and subscript numerals, mathematical operators, and letters used in mathematics and phonetics. Other superscript letters can be found in the Spacing Modifier Letters, Phonetic Extensions and Phonetic Extensions Supplement blocks, while the superscript 1, 2, and 3, inherited from ISO 8859-1, were included in the Latin-1 Supplement block.


Superscripts and Subscripts[1][2][3]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
1.^ As of Unicode version 9.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points
3.^ Refer to the Latin-1 Supplement Unicode block for characters ¹ (U+00B9), ² (U+00B2) and ³ (U+00B3)


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Superscripts and Subscripts block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+2070, 2074..208E 28 (to be determined)
3.2 U+2071 1 L2/00-159 N2265 Cruz, Frank da (2000-03-31), Supplemental Terminal Graphics for Unicode 
4.1 U+2090..2094 5 L2/04-077 N2705 Anderson, Deborah; Everson, Michael (2004-02-02), Proposal to encode five Indo-Europeanist phonetic characters in the UCS 
L2/04-191 N2788 Anderson, Deborah; Everson, Michael (2004-06-07), Proposal to encode six Indo-Europeanist phonetic characters in the UCS 
L2/04-156R2 Moore, Lisa (2004-08-13), "A.16", UTC #99 Minutes 
6.0 U+2095..209C 8 L2/09-028 N3571 Ruppel, Klaas; Aalto, Tero; Everson, Michael (2009-01-27), Proposal to encode additional characters for the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet 
L2/09-195 Iancu, Laurențiu (2009-05-04), Proposal to reallocate eight phonetic subscripts 
L2/09-104 Moore, Lisa (2009-05-20), "119-C28", UTC #119 / L2 #216 Minutes 
L2/09-304 Anderson, Deborah (2009-08-15), "T.4", US Position on PDAM 8 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.