Unit 10.1

Superscript

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Introduction

Superscript is a character set slightly above the normal line.

Form

Below you can read the ordinal numbers from 1 to 10, their letters are in superscript:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

Example

  • abbreviations
    • service mark
    • trademark
  • signs
    • copyright ©
    • registered trademark ®
  • monetary amount in handwriting:
    • $8⁰⁰
    • 8€⁵⁰
  • the numerators of diagonal fractions
    • ¾

Use

Superscript is used:

  • for generally known abbreviations in the mark industry
  • for some signs of the mark industry
  • when writing by hand a monetary amount 
  • in the numerators of diagonal fractions

However, many English-language style guides recommend against the use of ordinal numbers in superscript.

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