It possible to have subscript and super script that does not shrink the font size?

Usually the font size becomes smaller: e.g. enter image description here

Is it possible to have the subscript and superscript in normal font size?

  • 3
    Do you want that just for the one-off formula or generically, for any formula in your text?
    – Rmano
    May 31, 2019 at 13:58
  • Generically: I'm using a very verbose subscript and superscript. I'm afraid that it becomes unreadable if it shrinks. May 31, 2019 at 14:04
  • See also texfaq.org/FAQ-mathsize
    – Rmano
    May 31, 2019 at 14:07

2 Answers 2


If it's just the one-off case, you can

\[ x^x x^{\displaystyle x} \]

enter image description here

  • Do you also know the command for the other styles? Other than \displaystyle? Jun 9, 2019 at 15:25
  • 1
    Yep... \scriptstyle and \scriptscriptstyle.
    – Rmano
    Jun 9, 2019 at 19:32

If you want this behavior everywhere:



$a_{b_{c}}\quad x^{x^{x}}$

enter image description here

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