Why incomplete subscript/superscript alphabet ?

Julian Bradfield jcb+unicode at inf.ed.ac.uk
Mon Oct 10 15:58:01 CDT 2016

On 2016-10-10, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> I can’t use LaTeX notation. I don’t use that proprietary system. And don’t you dare tell me that I am benighted, or using Word. Neither applies.

That's an interesting use of "proprietary" you have there, but I
suppose with your Alician interests, Humpty Dumpty's attitude to words
may have rubbed off on you! What *do* you mean?

> I have an edition of the Bible I’m setting. Big book. Verse numbers. I like these to be superscript so they’re unobtrusive. Damn right I use the superscript characters for these. I can process the text, export it for concordance processing, whatever, and those out-of-text notations DON’T get converted to regular digits, which I need.

If you were doing it properly, the text would be stored in a suitable
markup, as would the verse numbers, and both the typesetting and the
concordance processing would deal with them appropriately.
No need for Unicode hacks.

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