Superscripts and subscripts have been included in the Unicode standard only to provide compatibility with existing character sets. In general, the Unicode character encoding does not attempt to describe the positioning of a character above or below the baseline in typographical layout. The superscript digits one, two and three are coded in the Latin-1 Supplement block to provide code point compatibility with ISO 8859-1.

The characters in this block are from sets registered with EMCA under ISO 2374 for use with ISO 2022.


Unicode's Superscripts and Subscripts code block reserves the 48 code points from U+2070 to U+209F, of which 34 are currently assigned.

General Punctuation <-- Superscripts and Subscripts --> Currency Symbols

Number of characters added in each version of the Unicode standard :
Unicode 1.1 : 28
Unicode 3.2 : 1
Unicode 4.1 : 5

Number of characters in each General Category :

Letter, Lowercase   Ll :  2
Letter, Modifier    Lm :  5
Number, Other       No : 17
Punctuation, Open   Ps :  2
Punctuation, Close  Pe :  2
Symbol, Math        Sm :  6

Number of characters in each Bidirectional Category :

Left To Right                L :  7
European Number             EN : 17
European Number Separator   ES :  4
Other Neutral               ON :  6

The columns below should be interpreted as :

  1. The Unicode code for the character
  2. The character in question
  3. The Unicode name for the character
  4. The Unicode General Category for the character
  5. The Unicode Bidirectional Category for the character
  6. The Unicode version when this character was added

If the characters below show up poorly, or not at all, see Unicode Support for possible solutions.

 

Superscripts and Subscripts

     Superscripts

U+2070   ⁰   superscript zero No EN 1.1
U+2071   ⁱ   superscript Latin small letter I Ll L 3.2
U+2074   ⁴   superscript four No EN 1.1
U+2075   ⁵   superscript five No EN 1.1
U+2076   ⁶   superscript six No EN 1.1
U+2077   ⁷   superscript seven No EN 1.1
U+2078   ⁸   superscript eight No EN 1.1
U+2079   ⁹   superscript nine No EN 1.1
U+207A   ⁺   superscript plus sign Sm ES 1.1
U+207B   ⁻   superscript minus Sm ES 1.1
U+207C   ⁼   superscript equals sign Sm ON 1.1
U+207D   ⁽   superscript left parenthesis Ps ON 1.1
U+207E   ⁾   superscript right parenthesis Pe ON 1.1
U+207F   ⁿ   superscript Latin small letter N Ll L 1.1

     Subscripts

U+2080   ₀   subscript zero No EN 1.1
U+2081   ₁   subscript one No EN 1.1
U+2082   ₂   subscript two No EN 1.1
U+2083   ₃   subscript three No EN 1.1
U+2084   ₄   subscript four No EN 1.1
U+2085   ₅   subscript five No EN 1.1
U+2086   ₆   subscript six No EN 1.1
U+2087   ₇   subscript seven No EN 1.1
U+2088   ₈   subscript eight No EN 1.1
U+2089   ₉   subscript nine No EN 1.1
U+208A   ₊   subscript plus sign Sm ES 1.1
U+208B   ₋   subscript minus Sm ES 1.1
U+208C   ₌   subscript equals sign Sm ON 1.1
U+208D   ₍   subscript left parenthesis Ps ON 1.1
U+208E   ₎   subscript right parenthesis Pe ON 1.1
U+2090   ₐ   Latin subscript small letter A Lm L 4.1
U+2091   ₑ   Latin subscript small letter E Lm L 4.1
U+2092   ₒ   Latin subscript small letter O Lm L 4.1
U+2093   ₓ   Latin subscript small letter X Lm L 4.1
U+2094   ₔ   Latin subscript small letter schwa Lm L 4.1

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