Can there be support for superscripting in SO chat? Possibly with a syntax such as:
My birthday is On the 27^^th^^ of February
It will be quite awesome. Thanks.
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Just use the well-known Unicode transforms:
That way you can have 1ˢᵗ 2ⁿᵈ 3ʳᵈ 4ᵗʰ without needing HTML’s clumsy 1st 2nd 3rd 4th.
Wouldn’t you rather enter
1ˢᵗ 2ⁿᵈ 3ʳᵈ 4ᵗʰ than
1<sup>st</sup> 2<sup>nd</sup> 3<sup>rd</sup> 4<sup>th</sup>? I know I sure would. Even my eyes hurt looking at all the typing needed for the HTML tag-in tag-out sequences.
Plus the font’s superiors always look better than the HTML jiggery. HTML superscripts usually screw up the linespacing, but the font’s superiors are guaranteed to never do that.