Is there a clever way to do subscripts in LC text?

Graham Samuel livfoss at
Fri Jan 3 17:39:58 EST 2014

Thanks - I learn something new every day. I did search for 'subscript' in the Dictionary, but although the word does appear in the description of 'textShift', the search doesn't look into descriptions, just into the dictionary entries themselves. So thank goodness someone knew about it already.

As Richmond said:

> One of the MAJOR problems with the inbuilt documentation is knowing what one actually has to look for
> to get the information one wants.

This is true. Maybe the next revised dictionary (you know there's gotta be one) could use keywords which one could search for (and which users could add), since there really a lot of instances like this.

Thanks again


On 3 Jan 2014, at 17:00, Mark Wieder wrote:

> Graham-
> Friday, January 3, 2014, 7:47:21 AM, you wrote:
>> I'm having to show some simple mathematical expressions which
>> involve subscripts (like say a little figure 2 below the line in an
>> otherwise normal text); and in principle I'd like to have
>> superscripts as well.
> Look into the textshift property of chars. You can make it a positive
> or negative value for superscripts or subscripts.
> -- 
> -Mark Wieder
> ahsoftware at

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