HTML Code for Superscript - Useful for Footnotes and the Trademark Symbol

Last Update: August 15, 2015

I discovered this snippet of information when I was searching around the internet, trying to find out how to enter the trademark symbol next to a trade name.

People who are familiar with HTML code will, no doubt, already know this, but for those of you who don't, the HTML code for superscript is <sup></sup> which can be very useful.

If you are writing new content and you want something to appear in superscript, the snippet of code needs to be entered on the "Text" page of your new post/page and not the "Visual" page.

Whatever you want to appear in superscript needs to be placed between the two arrows >< to the right of the word it refers to.

For example, if you want numbered references in the body of your content, to draw your readers' attention to numbered footnotes, or to a list of sources at the bottom of the page and you want to refer them to the first item on the list, then the code would be <sup>1</sup> and the second item <sup>2</sup> and so on.

If you want to place the trademark symbol next to a brand name, the code is <sup>TM</sup>

I hope you find this useful..

Brandon


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SupportWorx Premium
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks dude. Hey, do you do yours manually or do you use some kind of plug in... -Alexx
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LondonLeigh Premium
Hi Alexx,
You're welcome. I just do it manually.
All the best,
Brandon
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SupportWorx Premium
I experimented with a plugin last night and OMG. Somehow screwed up my ad code and never worked AND AND... AHHA... then I wanted to just do a page link jump that's obviously over my head... AND then finally went to sleep about 2. I ended up with a cute little 1 by my word, and a manually typed in footnote and... I GOTTA REST TODAY. LOLOL -Alexx
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LondonLeigh Premium
Hi Alexx,
At least you got there in the end! Well done! The important thing is that you will be that much better and quicker at it next time!
All the best,
Brandon
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SupportWorx Premium
I managed to stumble on a way to make the superscript a link... BUT NOT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE LOLOL Oh dude... -Alexx
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LondonLeigh Premium
Hi Alexx,
Sorry I haven't got back sooner. I have only put in links from one page to another page and have never tried to link to somewhere on the same page. I have been thinking, you may not need to link to the bottom of the same page. With a paper page, the reader would just look to the bottom of the page to see the footnotes. With a webpage , they would just need to scroll to the bottom of the page. Perhaps you can save yourself some work:)
Brandon
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SupportWorx Premium
Well I'm sure saving work right now because I just don't have time to figure it out. LOL Thanks man. -Alexx
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rog37 Premium
I find a simple way to do it is hold down the 'alt' key and type 8482 for trade mark
And 'alt 0169' for the Copyright symbol ©
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LondonLeigh Premium
Hi rog37,
I will make a note of it. Many thanks for the info.
All the best,
Brandon
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BobBarr Premium
You can also use the HTML pair <sub> </sub> to make a subscript for chemical formulas like H2O.

By writing it as H<sub>2</sub>O, the displayed text will place the "2" below the baseline and in a smaller font.

[added]
Sorry -- Some fonts don't move the subscripted item below the baseline; they should all reduce the size of the subscripted text though.
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LondonLeigh Premium
Hi Bob,
Yes, I suppose it would, I had never thought of that. I actually bought a small paperback book on HTML code some years' ago, but I never think to look at it. I must dip into it, as I am sure it contains other snippets of useful info.
All the best,
Brandon
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pinkabella Premium
I an really bad at coding don't understand it and find it frustrating. Thanks for this post it is really useful
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LondonLeigh Premium
You are welcome Pinkabella. I don't understanding html much either, but as long as I can discover a few useful bits as and when needed I'm happy:)!
All the best,
Brandon
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Loes Premium
Thanks:) I am a bit familiair with coding, but I never thought of this;)
Here are a few more http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_formatting.asp
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LondonLeigh Premium
You are welcome Loes.
All the best,
Brandon
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