Why incomplete subscript/superscript alphabet ?
glorieul at coanda-deviation.info
Fri Sep 30 04:57:15 CDT 2016
I wonder why only a subset of the alphabet is available as subscript
and/or superscript ?
This is well illustrated on the table in the following Wikipedia page:
Is there a reason for this ?
I would love to have these characters available because I often use
Unicode to write equations as comments of a source code. For instance:
* μ ⎛μ⎞ ⎡1 ⎤
* —.Δω + ∇⎜—⎟×Δu + ∇×⎢—.(∇u + ∇uᵀ)·∇μ⎥
* ρ ⎝ρ⎠ ⎣ρ ⎦
[...] (class definition)
or a more problematic example:
* q(tᴺ) ← q(t⁰) +⎮ rhs(q,t) dt + (tᵉⁿᵈ - tˢᵗᵃʳᵗ)
Here "end" and "start" would have been better as subscripts, but I could
not do so because letter "d" is not available as a subscript…
As you can see, having only some letters available as subscript (&
superscript) is sometimes a pain…
PhD student in Computational Fluid Dynamics
at Université catholique de Louvain
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