11.6 @sub and @sup: Inserting Subscripts and Superscripts

You can insert subscripts and superscripts with the @sub and @sup commands. For example:




In Info and plain text, @sub{text} is currently output as ‘_{text}’ and @sup{text} as ‘^{text}’, including the literal braces (to mark the beginning and end of the “script” text to the reader).

When the output format (and display program) permit (printed output, HTML), the superscript is set above the subscript when both commands are given consecutively.

For subscripts and superscripts in mathematical expressions, it is better to use TeX’s ‘_’ and ‘^’ characters. See the next section.