{subscripts} are smaller characters appearing set slightly below the normal line.

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Defining a different symbol to be used as a sum-class symbol

If I'm interested in using an arbitrary symbol or character instead of the default sum-class symbols (such as \int, \coprod, etc), solely with the interest of preserving subscripts and superscripts ...
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Change size and position of subscript (like double subscript)

I'm writing 'cause I would like to know if there's an automatic way (like something to put in the preamble) to make the subscript behave as double subscript: for example if I write something_a it ...
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By default, how much do ^ and _ raise and lower the text box in superscript and subscript respectively?

I'm trying to define a set of commands for superscript and subscript, but cannot use the characters ^ and _ in doing so. I've been able to define the correct font size by using \check@mathfonts\...
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recursive multiple subscript and superscript with xparse

How can I define a new command with xparse, something like this: \NewDocumentCommand\tensorkor{ m >{\SplitList{,}}o >{\SplitList{,}}o } { ????? } that i can execute $ \tensorkor{T}{^a,_b,...
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\bigl and \bigr in sub/superscripts

When typesetting expressions with multiple adjacent parentheses, I like to use \bigl and \bigr on the outermost parentheses to make it easier to read, especially with 3 or more parentheses in a row. ...
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Putting \hat over first character of subscripted variable

I'm using a set of commands to define abstractions of mathematical notations that often occur during my thesis such as: \newcommand{\DNoise}{n_d} which would equal some distortion noise. This allows ...
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Mathtools: using substack to align limits

I want to align the limits of a sequence at the equal sign but have an optional modifier before the substack. When I add this optional modifier, the limits are distorted since the modifier is placed ...
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A new line inside subscript

I have formula: \[ A_k = \bigcup_{I \subset \{ 1,...,k \} \text{card} J = K} B_j\] which generates I would like ask how to make the new line inside subscript. It should look like formula below: ...
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Kerning super- and subscripts “semantically”

I want to know if it's possible to change how LaTeX typesets superscripts and subscripts (separately, that is, not both at once) for an element where the default kerning doesn't cut it for me. Some ...
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Combining Textstyle and Displaystyle

In my mathematics writing, I often use both superscripts and subscripts on the probability operator. The subscripts are generally lengthy, and I would like for them to appear underneath the operator, ...
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How to create horizontally aligned subscripts in latex

My problem is that I can't align subscripts properly. I want subscript 'ISI' to be at same level for both H and x. while (m,n) remains in italic format. The last expression gives aligned subscripts ...
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Put subscript underneath instead of in the bottomright corner

I wonder if there is a way to create an equation like that where the "subscript" is placed underneath instead of in the bottom right corner. I also want the "subscript" to be center aligned with the ...
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Redefine underscore to produce roman subscript without breaking file names

I've been using Hendrik Vogt's answer to my earlier question Redefine underscore to produce roman subscript, in which he explained how to make the underscore character active and assign a macro to it ...
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Subscript spacing

I have a question similiar to the post: How to change default for spacing around binary relations?. In particular, I would like to make subscripts look less cramped. According to another post (...
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Merge double subscripts in macro

I would like to define a macro \des that has one argument and adds a subscript to it i.e. \des{a} should correspond to a_{des}. So far the solution is obvious, however the macro should also accept ...
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Etiquette for math subscripts and superscripts

It is my first question here, I hope it is not too stupid... I am writing my thesis in math and I need a lot of subscripts and superscripts. My problem arises since in subscripts and superscripts ...
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What's wrong with arev's subscript placement?

Short story: why does LaTeX's default math font manage to align the two v subscripts in columns 3 and 4, while the arev math font, shown in the second line, produce separate vertical positions for ...
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Text in subscript

For my text-in-mathmode needs in LaTeX, I use \mbox. However, it does not seem to behave well in subscripts. How can I write text that adjusts its height? $ 3 \mbox{dB} = f_{ 3 \mbox{dB} } $ ...
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Reduce spacing between lines and stacked subscripts with mathop

I am using the following code to typeset a minus (or a plus) under a syllable of text to be used for chant: \def\mi#1{$\displaystyle{\mathop{\mbox{\smash {#1}}}_{\scriptscriptstyle -}}$} This ...
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Vertically align at operator, but keep default horizontal spacing

This is a follow up to «How can I align limits at “lim”?». What is the best approach to achieve the following alignment? Namely, I would like the two \prod to be aligned, but each line should remain ...
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\overline and \widehat with subscript

I would like to create commands to produce overlines (respectively wide hats or arrows) with a subscript at the end. The commands \overline{X}^{1} \widehat{X}^{2} \overrightarrow{X}^{3} do not ...
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Can I detect whether my macro is being used inside a subscript or superscript?

I defined this macro: \newcommand{\foldeq}[1]{\sim_{#1}} Later on, I noticed that when it's used inside a subscript, it looks a little bit hard to tell whether it's $\sim f$ or $\sim_f$. ($\sim f$ ...
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Weird font/spacing issue with LuaTeX & Asana Math

Trying to use LuaTeX font support in some big document, everything went fine except a little glitch with Asana Math font. Here is the issue: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{unicode-math} \...
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Standard for typesetting mathematical objects other than variables

Is there a standard in mathematics for typesetting the textual (not symbolic) identifiers of mathematical objects other than variables? Textual identifiers of mathematical objects other than ...
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Why do the subscript numbers look misaligned?

I have the feeling that $\mathbb{Z}_{31}$, once compiled, look strange. It seems that the digit 1 is just slightly above the digit 3, or the other way around: the curly lower part of the digit 3 is ...
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Double subscript error with \newcommand?

Disclaimer: I know of Defining a newcommand with sub- or superscript and avoiding "double subscript" error but this only gives a work-around, but no explanation to my question. Here's a ...
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How to lower the superscripts (and raise the subscripts) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tex4ht problems with footnotes I am preparing a document using XeLaTeX, unicode-math and Asana Math OTF (turned on by \setmathfont{Asana-Math.otf}). I've noticed that ...
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Problematic space between S and its subscript

Though I have solved this problem, I still want to hear the LaTeX community on this point. I also need to know if I have misunderstood anything, or if my fix is wrong. I have the following ...
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Why am I getting a double subscript error?

The following compiles just fine: ${a_b}_c$. But when I try to add an accent over the 'a', as in ${\hat a_b}_c$, I get an error message: ? ! Double subscript. l.1187 ${\hat a_b}_ ...
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\textsubscript no longer works with xetex [duplicate]

The command \textsubscript used to work with xelatex (at least until sometime in the fall of 2014), but now it throws this error: ! LaTeX Error: Command \textsubscript unavailable in encoding EU1. ...
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Prevent spacing in sub or super scripts with eulervm

When typing formulas to explain physics, sometimes non spaced text in super or subscripts is helpful. $q_{heat}$ To prevent spacing in subscripts, I often used \textit in math mode: $q_{\textit{...
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Triple scripts for analysis

I am doing the music harmonic analysis. There are plenty of symbols that must be added and there are need for: underscript triple sub/super scripts:
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Textual subscript in math mode

I want to put some short words in certain subscripts when I am in math mode, for example: \[W_{total} = \sum{W_i}\] but I think LaTeX understands this as the product of t, o, t, a and l. Is in ...
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How to put a subscript in a superscript

How can I write the following thing? a^(b_c), b being a superscript of a, and c being a subscript of b.
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How to write below bullet

I have to write something under the symbol \bullet in Latex. Is it possible? I'm using the class beamer. Here it is an example of a frame: \begin{frame} \begin{itemize} \item<1-> Products ...
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VIM Latex Suite repeating symbols with subscripts and superscripts

I have a document that needs a lot of symbols in math environment, that have both superscripts and subscripts like x_1^1, x_1^2, x_2^1, x_2^2, with different bases. x could be y, z, etc.... Having to ...
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\textsubscript undefined in Beamer? [duplicate]

Beamer tells me \textsubscript is undefined. Isn't it a core LaTeX command? How can I use the command in Beamer? This example throws "undefined control sequence" errors and does not subscript the ...