Superscript and Subscript Characters in General Use

Marcel Schneider charupdate at
Wed Jan 18 05:31:44 CST 2017

On Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:02:02 +0100, Christoph Päper wrote:
> Marcel Schneider <>: 
> > 
> > What typically happens with the correct use of fraction slash on a collaborative 
> > website like Wikipedia, is that the superscripts and subscripts are restored, 
> JFTR, <> has been using the fraction 
> slash for many years, but (still) pairs it with HTML/CSS super- and subscripts. 

Thank you for drawing our attention to this. That has the potential to help in 
Unicode education, and to spread the word about the full nature of U+2044 as it 
is intended in the Standard and implemented in HarfBuzz.

Though what this template actually does is apply generic HTML super/sub scripting:


Given that this displays worse than when fractions are hard-coded with 
Unicode super/sub scripts, Iʼve added some CSS but in the French template only, 
that is not locked:
(BTW when Iʼve come on it, it didnʼt use U+2044, so Iʼve imported the template 
from en-wiki, and then from de-wiki:
), and added some notes to the template documentation.

I’ll have to track the issue on the talk page of en-wiki:

You are welcome to add to it. Please feel free. Thanks.


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