I have a situation where I need to subscript a superscript in math mode (and actually, subscript that subscript in some cases). (Please don't waste time telling me to change my notation; this is the notation used historically and I can't change it). I've noticed that LaTeX doesn't handle this very well, and it is very difficult to tell that the subscripted superscript is subordinate, particularly in the case of numbers like 1, 2, and 3. Is there a way to adjust this? I've tried
which looks okay, but is far from ideal. Any suggestions?