2011-10-12

Semantics of Symbols: Use of Unicode Subscript Digit Characters

Found a new use of unicode subscript characters. These: {₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉}. In many of my web articles, they are devided into several pages. For example, titled: “Algorithmic Mathematical Art (page 1)”, and the second page would be titled “Algorithmic Mathematical Art (page 2)”, etc. I find those “(page 1)” etc too verbose and distracting. Now i just use subscripts. Like this:

Am not completely satisfied. I think i should add a subscript "p" there too, like these: {ₚ₁ ₚ₂ ₚ₃}, so it makes the semantics more unique. With just subscript digits, it's still too syntactically ambiguous, because subscript of digits could appear in lots other places for different purposes. But for now, i'll let it be.

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