Subscripts and superscripts

Hans Åberg haberg-1 at
Mon Aug 2 08:28:27 CDT 2021

> On 2 Aug 2021, at 07:09, Doug Ewell via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:
> Although the Unicode Technical Committee has stated many, many times that additional superscript and subscript letters will not be encoded, except to support natural-language orthographies and phonetic notation, it’s impossible to predict whether that principle will be upheld forever. We do have things in Unicode today that were once "no, not ever" and some that appeared as a Notice of Non-Approval.

A factor might be what modern text-only renderers might be able to handle. Today, the norm is a display where there ought to be no problem with subscripts and superscripts even when nested.

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