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{{{^^superscript^^}}} and {{{,,subscript,,}}} have been added to [[Creole Additions]].
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Creole: {{{ ^^This is superscripted text^^ }}}
Creole: {{{ ^^This is superscripted text^^ }}} \\
//or// {{{ <<sup>>This is superscripted text<</sup>> }}}
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Creole: {{{ ~~This is subscripted text~~ }}} or {{{ ,,This is subscripted text,, }}}
Creole: {{{ ~~This is subscripted text~~ }}} \\
//or// {{{ ,,This is subscripted text,, }}} \\
//or// {{{ <<sub>>This is superscripted text<</sub>> }}}
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Note: the use of double-tilde may conflict with [[Escape Character Proposal]]
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** Many indexed terms in science (like n^^+^^)
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** Much of biology (gene names, etc.)
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than as part of formulas.
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* Basic functions in most word processors
* Semantic value
* Super- and subscript are basic functions in most word processors
* Super- and subscript almost always have a semantic value, rather than being a formatting issue.
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* Unicode digits are limited to... digits!
* Inline with [Cover the common things people need|Goals] (is it?)
* NotNew, a lot of wiki engines offer markup for superscript and subscript text. HTML offers it.
* The presentation of successive Unicode digits is not always nice (see above or this source).
* Unicode digits:
** are limited to... digits! - thus covering only a small subset of use cases (⁽⁻ⁱ⁺ⁿ⁾⁼°ₔ₍ₐ₊ₑ₋ₓ₎₌ₒ)
** The presentation of successive Unicode digits is not always appropriate (see above of this source).
* MathML etc. is necessary for specialized applications, especially in Math. However:
** Complex formulas were historically expensive, and use in engineering and science therefore limited. Invention of symbols involving the no-cost super and subscript was much more frequent.
** In practive, MathML etc. is not currently supported, and does not correspond with the frequency of use of super- and subscript in engineering and science. LaTeX is, on the other hand, more common and known to many publishing in physics, engineering, or math (but few inther sciences).
* LaTeX is rendered very poorly in browsers which do not have built-in support for MathML, typically with coarse raster images, and font, size and aliasing mismatch.
* Inline with [Cover the common things people need|Goals] (is it?) - Yes!
* NotNew, a lot of wiki engines offer markup for superscript and subscript text. HTML offers it. But uses different markup.
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* [Better] alternatives exist
* New markups to learn, NotNew though.
* Markup characters can be hard to find on several keyboard layouts
* Better alternatives exist
** Please elaborate which alternatives are available in which Wiki software
** Wiki engines supporting LaTeX includes: [[MoinMoin]], [[Oddmuse]], [[MediaWiki]], ... (add more)
** Wiki engines supporting image inclusion: practically all
** Wiki engines supporting simple ways to insert unicode characters/images (smileys): [[MoinMoin]], [[Oddmuse]], ... (add more)
** New markups to learn -- NotNew though.
* Users who already use the standard markups have to learn a yet another one.
* Markup characters can be hard to find on several keyboard layouts.
* The markup is hardly readable.
Version Date Modified Size Author Changes ... Change note
15 18-Oct-2007 16:14 3.837 kB YvesPiguet to previous Precision
14 17-Oct-2007 15:18 3.78 kB ChuckSmith to previous | to last Added to Creole Additions
13 26-Sep-2007 12:34 3.727 kB ChuckSmith to previous | to last restore
12 26-Sep-2007 05:44 3.857 kB 203.69.39.251 to previous | to last
11 26-Sep-2007 02:07 3.778 kB 218.58.136.4 to previous | to last
10 28-Feb-2007 21:23 3.727 kB YvesPiguet to previous | to last LaTeX is rendered poorly in many browsers
9 26-Feb-2007 18:39 3.56 kB 77.128.31.184 to previous | to last
8 26-Feb-2007 03:10 3.533 kB 85.221.141.46 to previous | to last added disadvantgaes, listed some wikis with LaTeX support
7 25-Feb-2007 21:17 2.976 kB 77.128.12.229 to previous | to last
6 25-Feb-2007 21:16 2.978 kB 77.128.12.229 to previous | to last
5 25-Feb-2007 21:15 2.975 kB 77.128.12.229 to previous | to last
4 25-Feb-2007 21:13 2.845 kB 77.128.12.229 to previous | to last
3 25-Feb-2007 21:11 2.764 kB 77.128.12.229 to previous | to last
2 30-Jan-2007 08:48 1.956 kB Eric Chartre to previous | to last Refactoring of the discussion into a proposal
1 22-Jan-2007 19:20 0.506 kB RadomirDopieralski to last moved from Elements
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