{superscripts} are smaller characters appearing set slightly above the normal line.

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datetime (fmtcount) problem with \ordinalnum

I'm using \ordinalnum with datetime package (the same with fmtcount package), but in french, the height & the size of the superscript using \ordinalnum are different from those of (for exemple) ...
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scriptscriptstyle-sized prime, with relative scaling

My question is closely related to How do you get a scriptscriptstyle-sized prime? However, I don't know how to use the answer to that question to solve my problem. In the first line of the sample ...
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Difference between Typeset Superscript vs. Unicode Symbol for Superscript

For a Unicode font, is there any difference in height, placement, etc. between rendered text of ^{superscript}, when compared to the Unicode character for superscript itself? For instance: will the ...
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Subscript with fraction, large vertical spacing

In a paragraph, the expression $A_{b/c}^{dd}$ causes an undesired larger vertical spacing of the sentence where it appears (compared to the rest of the paragraph). I have tested some solutions (eg. ...
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Problem with latex math expression

I've been trying to write p = sqrt2^(sqrt2) like this $p= \sqrt 2^ (\sqrt2)$. And, the output I am getting is not what I am looking for. How can I write this properly?
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Sub and super script in a diffent font [duplicate]

In a equation, I need sub and super script in a differnt font, other equation part as a differnt font, I am Using MiKTeX 2.9 version. How to get these style in the output? supscipt position is ...
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How to get a slanted schwa sign in \textsuperscript size?

There are in Tipa package two options: \schwa which makes slanted “schwa” of a peculiar size, and \textschwa which adjust to the text-size (for example when in \textsuperscript, it gets the right ...
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Why is my prime symbol too low? And: Why are my subscripts not scaled accordingly when I use \scriptsize?

I have two (maybe simple) questions concerning the following LaTeX document \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Textsuperscript does not work with letters

An attempt to write 8th 8\textsuperscript{th} resulted in the same text 8th while the same environment worked well with numbers 8\textsuperscript{8} and produced correct view with subscript. Why ...
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Bad superscript with authblk / xltxtra

I'm writing a document using the article class using XeLaTeX, and authblk to have the author / affiliation displayed using superscript. I also wants to use the package xltxtra to typeset better ...
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Latex matrix of real numbers R^3x3

I trying to write R^3x3 (for a matrix 3 columns and 3 rows) in Latex using this: \mathbb{R}^3x3 But all this does is put the first 3 in the power and then writes x3 next to it in normal text.I ...
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\vphantom and superscripts

The superscripts position is exactly the same for these two statements: \vphantom{\int}^S and {}^S How can I get the superscript higher up? Edit The \intis just an example. Here is another one: ...
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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 $ ...
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Changing font size in equations changes superscript size in text (LATeX)

I used \DeclareMathSizes{12}{20}{14}{10} to make my equations larger than the default output of LATeX (the parameters mean, as far as I understand, {font size}{equation regular text size}{equation ...
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Superscript and subscript, to immediate right of symbol without distortion

I want to have an output like this The closest I have come is with code ${A^{\leftarrow}}_(x, y, z + n)$ that gives me something like where the subscript is way of the mark. Trying something ...
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Avoiding overlapping superscripts and subscripts in matrices

I was working on some calculus today and tried to typeset a matrix of partial derivatives and ran into some trouble. Here is my code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} ...
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Is there a convention for making text as an index in math

Taking an example from category theory, given a category "C", the opposite category is usually denoted "C^op". Where "op" is an abbreviation for opposite. Now there are three ways to put this in ...
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Textsuperscript and linebreak problem

I got a problem when doing cites and linebreaks. I configured natbib the following way: \usepackage{babelbib} \usepackage[super,square,numbers,sort&compress]{natbib} Now, citing multiple ...
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What's the quickest way to write “2nd” “3rd” etc in LaTeX?

If I want to use abbreviations for second, third and so on in my LaTeX documents, I am currently doing this: 2$^{nd}$ which seems unsatisfactory. Is there a macro I'm missing? I'm sure I could define ...
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Automatically adding space in math superscripts

I am using mathspec, but the superscripts in math mode are a bit cramped. This is a well-known problem, so much so that the package defines a command to add space around characters (the double quote). ...
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Raised ellipsis

What's next in the following sequence of LaTeX commands: \ldots, \cdots? That is, I want an ellipsis at the top instead of in the middle or the bottom. The specific situation I have is ...
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How to prevent superscripts from moving under \sqrt?

When I put an expression with superscripts under a \sqrt, the superscripts (here "vis") move down a bit. How can I prevent that, so that it looks consistent no matter whether it's under a root or not? ...
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Einstein summation convention [closed]

In Einstein's summation convention, it is sometimes necessary to have subscript and superscript indices in a certain order. If you just use ^ and _, these indices would appear on top of one another, ...
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Strange default exponent positioning?

Why is this red exponent so far away from the right parenthesis? To my eye it is too far away. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} ...
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How to define a command \exponent that transforms $\exponent^e$ to $a^eb^ec^e$?

I have tried to define a command $\exponent$ that would look for next exponent and would put a copy of this exponent after a, another after b and a last one after c. $\exponent^e$ would transform to ...
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Alternatives to asterisk and star for superscripts

While writing a paper, I find myself exhausted with superscript symbols to denote similar types of variables. I have used x, x^\ast (i.e. x*), x^\star and x'. I can't use symbols which sit right on ...
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How do I typeset a tenfold powering (a tower-of-powers) with LaTeX?

How do I write x^x^x^x^x^x^x^x^x^x? My LaTeX distribution doesn't wanna eat it, it stops swallowing stuff at the double power x^x^x. What I'm aiming at is essentially building a telescope out of X's ...
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What's the “opposite” of \limits?

If I write something like $\bigwedge^k$ inline, I get the desired effect -- the k is typeset up and to the right like an exponent, rather than immediately above the wedge. If I'm in a displayed ...
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How to let three subscripts and three superscripts to be aligned

Suppose I need to get a formula like $L^{2,3/4,5/6}_{1,2,3}$ in Latex. Then $2$--$1$, $3/4$--$2$, $5/6$--$3$ is not aligned. See Then how can I let these three to be aligned?
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biblatex-verbose: edition as superscript in front of year

I’m using biblatex and Biber, and modifying the verbose style. I’m having trouble with the placement and formatting of the edition: The edition should appear immediately in front of the year, without ...
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completion of math superscript/subscript in texshop

I updated to TeXShop 3.25 and have a minor problem with completion. In the previous version, typing ^ or _ in math mode, I got automatically the brackets, that is, a^ automatically gave a^{}. Now I ...
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Superscript outside math mode

What is the easiest way to superscript text outside of math mode? For example, let's say I want to write the $n^{th}$ element, but without the math mode's automatic italicization of the th. And what ...
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maths nested superscripts and subscripts displayed incorrectly inline

I am having a strange bug when using nested superscripts and subscripts in inline math (displaystyle works fine). This behaviour is the same independently of the font used or the compiler (orginally ...
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How to separate subscript and superscript in LaTeX?

I have a variable with a subscript describer P_{\rm 1S} I'd like to square it. First a style question: is (P_{\rm 1S})^2 or P_{\rm 1S}^2 better? The programming part of the problem is that the ...
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Super and subscripts with \DeclarePairedDelimiter

I defined a macro for the supremum norm by \DeclarePairedDelimiter{\supnorm}{\|}{\|_\infty} which works nicely. However, as soon as I want to place a superscript like \supnorm{f}^2 things look ...
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Arrow with superscript in tikz-cd

I need my tikz-cd diagrams to have arrows (vertical and horizontal) that mimic \mapsto^* to match the relation in the text. The closest I've managed is to add a label {*} at [pos=1]: ...
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XeLaTeX textsuperscript issue [duplicate]

In XeLaTeX I have a \textsuperscript issue with all fonts I've tested, with regard to the dash. As opposed to what happens in LaTeX, in XeLaTeX the dash does not get superscripted. This is a MWE: ...
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How can I make something like a superscript that doesn't go as high?

The \textsuperscript command makes the superscripted text go above the top of capital letters. Here's an example showing what I mean: \textsuperscript{3} И сказ As you can see, the superscripted ...
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How to put a symbol over another in the same line - simultaneous superscript/subscrtipt

Is there a way to put one symbol over the other just as in this shot of a dictionary page? http://phonetic-blog.blogspot.com/2009/09/weak.html
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Why does $\overbrace{\star\star}^{m}$ cause a double superscript error?

In part of my HW paper I have: $\overbrace{\star\star}^{m}$ This causes the following error: ! Double superscript. \star ->^ * l.153 $\overbrace{\star\star} ...
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superscript issue in latex [duplicate]

I have 2 superscripts in 1 equation but one of these is floating higher than the other making it look messy. The code I have used is: $\hat{\boldsymbol\beta}^T X^T$ The T is higher for the beta ...
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Size of indices (sub- and super- scripts)

I've been looking around for a way to change the size of indices (all through the manuscript). I found a lot of stuff, which could work, but I refuse to use without understandind. (See for example ...
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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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Consistent vertical positioning of superscripts

This is somehow a follow-up question to this one. I've got the following math expression: \nabla_y u_0^{(i)}\nabla_y v^{(i)} However, no matte, whether I enclose the v in curly brackets or not (as ...
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Spacing depending on optional subscripts and superscripts

I am totally new to LaTeX (use it for 2 days), so I am sorry if this has already been asked, but I spent the last 6 hours searching for a solution, but to no avail. (I stumbled upon a package xpeek ...
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Sub and superscript on the left

I want to do something like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} Hom_{K\cap {}_a^bK} \end{align*} \end{document} But there seems that the _a^b is ...
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How can I capture both superscripts and subscripts after a macro

This question piggy-backs on the answer to Capture a macro's subscripts/superscripts by the macro by egreg. I'm attempting to use the xparse package to create some macros and I'd rather not have ...
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Force inline-type superscript for display equations (but display-type subscript)

I am trying to create a macro \jjoin for a mathematical operator which roughly produces the following behaviour: Inline: \bigvee^{(J)}, subscript (typically i \in I) goes in the usual position (as in ...
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vector arrow with superscript

I want to have a vector with a superscript: \vec{o}^t But this gives very bad results: the t is overlapping with the vector arrow. How do I fix this (and why does this give bad results in the first ...
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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: