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This article is about the term 'superscript' as used in typography. "SuperScript" can also refer to a commercially available Reverse transcriptase. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


A superscript is a number, figure, or symbol that appears above baseline, at the right or left of another symbol or text, with a baseline usually raised by around 50% to 65% of full letter height (ascent). The superscript text normally appears in reduced font size, usually between 58% and 67% (two thirds) of normal size. A number is an abstract entity that represents a count or measurement. ... In typography and penmanship, the baseline is the line upon which most letters sit and under which descenders extend. ...


Superscripts are often used, with various meanings, in formulas, mathematical expressions, or descriptions of chemical compounds and isotopes. Superscripts can also be used to indicate the presence of a footnote in a document. Sometimes, ordinal endings for numbers are written as superscripts (1st, 2nd, 3rd rather than 1st, 2nd, 3rd). In mathematics and in the sciences, a formula is a concise way of expressing information symbolically (as in a mathematical or chemical formula), or a general relationship between quantities. ... An expression in the very basic sense is the noun form of the verb express. ... A chemical compound is a chemical substance consisting of two or more different chemically bonded chemical elements, with a fixed ratio determining the composition. ... Isotopes are any of the several different forms of an element each having different atomic mass. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ordinal numbers, or ordinals for short, are numbers used to denote the position in an ordered sequence: first, second, third, fourth, etc. ...

  • In HTML and wikitext, superscript text is produced by putting it inside the tags <sup> and </sup>.
  • In TeX's math mode (as used in MediaWiki), superscripts are typeset with the caret ^: $X^{ab}$ produces Xab.

Unicode defines some superscript symbols: In computing, HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the predominant markup language for the creation of web pages. ... Wikitext as it is used in Wikipedia Wikitext language or wiki markup is a markup language that offers a simplified alternative to HTML and is used to write pages in wiki websites. ... TeX (IPA: as in Greek, often in English; sometimes written TEX in imitation of the logo) is a typesetting system created by Donald Knuth. ... MediaWiki is a wiki software package licensed under the GNU General Public License. ... A caret in the Arial font Caret is the name for the symbol ^ in ASCII and some other character sets. ... Because of technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ...

  • in Latin-1 Supplement block, the feminine and masculine ordinal indicators U+00AA ª, U+00BA º und superscript numerals U+00B9 ¹, U+00B2 ², U+00B3 ³
  • in the Spacing Modifier Letters block, U+02B0 to U+02B8, ʰ ʱ ʲ ʳ ʴ ʵ ʶ ʷ ʸ, U+02E2 ˢ, U+02E3 ˣ
  • in the Phonetic Extensions block, U+1D43 to U+1D61, ᵃ ᵄ ᵅ ᵆ ᵇ ᵈ ᵉ ᵊ ᵋ ᵌ ᵍ ᵎ ᵏ ᵐ ᵑ ᵒ ᵓ ᵔ ᵕ ᵖ ᵗ ᵘ ᵙ ᵚ ᵛ ᵜ ᵝ ᵞ ᵟ ᵠ ᵡ
  • in the Superscripts and Subscripts block, U+2070 ⁰, U+2071 ⁱ , U+2074 to U+207F ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ⁺ ⁻ ⁼ ⁽ ⁾ ⁿ

ISO 8859-1, more formally cited as ISO/IEC 8859-1 or less formally as Latin-1, is part 1 of ISO/IEC 8859, a standard character encoding of the Latin alphabet. ... Unicode ranges encoding phonetic notation. ... Unicode ranges encoding phonetic notation. ...

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A superscript is a number, figure, or symbol that appears above baseline, at the right or left of another symbol or text, with a baseline usually raised by around 50% to 65% of full letter height (ascent).
Superscripts are often used, with various meanings, in formulas, mathematical expressions, or descriptions of chemical compounds and isotopes.
Superscripts can also be used to indicate the presence of a footnote in a document.
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