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The superscript (<sup>) and subscript (<sub>) HTML tags can be quite useful when answering (or asking) questions, and it eludes me as to why there isn't a button for it in the question/answer editor.

Is there a reason for this, or has it just been overlooked or deemed unnecessary?

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    This should be asked at Meta Stack Exchange. – curiousdannii May 27 '15 at 8:46
  • @curiousdannii I considered that, but I thought it would be more relevant here. (Given that it is more language based.) – Dog Lover May 27 '15 at 8:57
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    I'm sure it would be useful in Chemistry and plenty of other sites too. Because the formatting is shared by all sites they won't implement anything just for English.se. – curiousdannii May 27 '15 at 8:59
  • @curiousdannii Of course. I just love this community :) If it gets enough reception here I will take it over to the main site. – Dog Lover May 27 '15 at 9:01
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    I recently needed to add a superscript-width letter space to an answer, and tried two unsuccessful coding possibilities (superscript and super) before giving up and simply hunting through answers until I found one that included the proper code for superscript. A superscript button would have been much more convenient. – Sven Yargs May 28 '15 at 0:56
  • @SvenYargs Being a programmer myself, the code doesn't bother me (I love code!); it's more the fact that it's a bit of a pain to type out! – Dog Lover May 28 '15 at 0:57
  • I'm sure I've learned and forgotten that particular code a half-dozen times in the past ten years. I don't spend much time adding HTML tags these days, and I use sup just rarely enough not to remember it when I need it. – Sven Yargs May 28 '15 at 1:01

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