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From time to time I typeset classical papers, trying to obtain (as close as possible) the original appearance of the document. I'm currently fiddling with a paper in German that uses the lowered quotation mark as a pseudo-subscript: enter image description here

(Sorry, the image is a little blurry.)

I'm having trouble positioning the exponent correctly:

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Here's the code:

\documentclass[border=4pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{unicode-math}
\begin{document}
$ v{„}^2 = 1330w{„}^2 + 1831 $
\end{document}

I'll note that making the lowered quotation mark an actual subscript doesn't look right -- it ends up being much too low.

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    v\rlap{„}^2. Or \mathrlap from mathtools. Aug 17, 2023 at 16:29
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    isn't the original more like w_{„}^2 ? Aug 17, 2023 at 16:34
  • Is that subscript supposed to be a double quote or a double prime? I've seen primes more often than quotation marks in this position. Aug 17, 2023 at 17:50
  • @UlrikeFischer Using \mathrlap works great. Thank you!
    – Derek
    Aug 17, 2023 at 17:51
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    @Derek try w_{\prime\prime} which would be bigger than a lowered low quote Aug 17, 2023 at 18:02

1 Answer 1

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Take your pick:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\newcommand{\subquoteA}{%
  \scriptscriptstyle
  \prime\mspace{-1mu}\prime
}
\newcommand{\subquoteB}{\textup{\raisebox{-0.5ex}{''}}}

\begin{document}

\[
v_{\prime\prime}^2 = 1330w_{\prime\prime}^2 + 1381
\]

\[
v_{\subquoteA}^2 = 1330w_{\subquoteA}^2 + 1381
\]

\[
v_{\subquoteB}^2 = 1330w_{\subquoteB}^2 + 1381
\]

\end{document}

enter image description here

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  • As usual, nice nice.
    – Derek
    Aug 18, 2023 at 1:49

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