Devanagari and Subscript and Superscript

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at
Tue Dec 15 09:08:56 CST 2015

On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 11:55:02AM +0000, Plug Gulp wrote:
> Please note that the teacher had to use a Circumflex Accent (Caret) to
> indicate superscript, which is an unwritten convention, in the absence
> of proper superscript support within Unicode.

If the teacher is explaining actual math to his students, then the
superscript is the least of his worries.

Math typesetting is two dimensional, and is much more complex than
regular formated text (not even regular plan text)that it needs its own
typesetting engines.

There are various plain text markup languages to markup math, if one
really wants to represent complex mathematical notation in plain text.


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