Re: superscript π?

jk at jk at
Mon Aug 2 11:50:49 CDT 2021

Good point, though these are of course used in Japanese almost as a sort 
of mark up language, and not used in Chinese, whether they be 
mathematicians or not.

On 2021-08-03 00:31, Abraham Gross via Unicode wrote:
> 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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