Tip: Use superscripts and subscripts

Superscripts and subscripts appear above and below the baseline of the text, respectively, and are useful when writing mathematical formulas. Use them today in Calcapp Creator by copying and pasting the characters in this post.

Calcapp recently gained many new formatting features for text boxes. Among the features we considered for that release were superscripts and subscripts, which appear above and below the baseline of the text, respectively. They are useful when writing mathematical formulas or when specifying chemical compounds. As such, they have a lot of utility for Calcapp’s users.

For various reasons, those features didn’t make the cut this past summer and will instead be part of a future release. You can, however, to an extent use superscripts and subscripts today, as long as you only need a limited number of characters, mainly numbers.

How does this work? All modern apps use something called Unicode to represent text. Unicode makes more than a million different characters available to apps and among those characters are a number of superscripts and subscripts. That means that you can simply copy the character you need from this post and paste it into Calcapp Creator.

Here are the superscripts you can use:

⁰ ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ⁺ ⁻ ⁼ ⁽ ⁾ ⁿ ⁱ

These are the subscripts:

₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉ ₊ ₋ ₌ ₍ ₎ ₙ ᵢ ₐ ₑ ₕ ⱼ ₖ ₗ ₘ ₙ ₒ ₚ ᵣ ₛ ₜ ᵤ ᵥ ₓ ᵦ ᵧ ᵨ ᵩ ᵪ ₔ

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