Re: superscript π?

abrahamgross at abrahamgross at
Mon Aug 2 11:31:09 CDT 2021

technically there are a couple of encoded superscript CJK ideographs: kanbun (

There are probably more kanbun characters coming soon too. (

2021年8月2日 12:23, "John Knightley via Unicode" <unicode at> wrote:

> On 2021-08-02 23:43, David Starner via Unicode wrote:
>> Or a Chinese
>> economics teacher 基^息? Even within Latin languages, natural characters
>> have all sorts of diacritics on them, like ĉ, ĥ, and õ, with
>> mathematics offering its own set. CJKV ideographs alone are the
>> majority of Unicode characters, and with a billion Chinese speakers,
>> I'll eat my hat if there aren't published examples of ideographs being
>> used that way.
> Fortunately there is no way to prove there are no such published cases in Chinese so you hat is
> safe, however mathematical formulas in Chinese are written using western conventions so use letters
> not characters for variables.

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