Citation strings are composed of one or more elements. Non-nested citations are composed of four elements, three of which are directly user definable. The elements are concatenated together, in this order:
sc-citation-leader, and has the default value of a string containing four spaces.
sc-citation-delimitervisually separates the citation from the text of the line. This variable has a default value of
">"and for best results, the string should consist of only a single character.
sc-citation-separator, and has the default value of a string containing a single space.
For example, suppose you were using the default values for the above
variables, and Supercite provided the attribution string ‘Jane’.
In this case, the composed, non-nested citation string used might be
" Jane> ".
This citation string will be inserted in front of
every line in the original message that is not already cited.
Nested citations, being simpler than non-nested citations, are composed of the same elements, sans the attribution string. Supercite is smart enough to not put additional spaces between citation delimiters for multi-level nested citations.