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

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How to typeset subscript in usual text mode?

It's easy to make subscripts in math mode: $a_i$. How do I make a subscript outside math environment, likethis?
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Can super/sub-scripts bind more tightly than macro expansion?

By "bind more tightly" I refer to the order in which operations are carried out by default. Experimenting shows that if \ab is ab and \cd is cd then \ab^\cd is ab^cd. I would like it to be ...
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Is there a way to stop the vertical spread of multiple super- and sub-scripts?

I'd like to be able to place multiple sub and superscripts (in maths mode) on an element without having them expand vertically. That is, so that in the output of ${x^2_4}^6_8$, the 2 and 6 were ...
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non-kludgey left subscripts

I was taught to make a left subscript as a right subscript to {}. For example, I would use f: {}_RA \rightarrow {}_RB to typeset this: If you instead use f: _RA \rightarrow _RB the left ...