I want to make words small (like image credits), and I tried all the available edit buttons for words. How can I make regular words small?


like this?

SE's flavour of markdown supports HTML sub tags <sub>like this</sub>. Some folks also use Unicode small fonts but this is probably easier.

To have a superscript, use it <sup>like this</sup>.

  • So, the <sub> attribute can shrink words.
    – loan_2314
    Apr 19 at 16:01
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    "Flavour" and "flavor" are both correct ways to spell the word, BTW @Anynobot.
    – Ollie
    Apr 19 at 16:39
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    I tend to favour the british style of spelling 😁
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Apr 19 at 16:41
  • @Ollie I was already editing it for other reasons but spell check told me that was wrong, so I corrected it. I should've known that it was the british way of spelling...
    – Anynobot
    Apr 19 at 16:44
  • @loan_2314 It’s an element, not an attribute. It’s also not supposed to be used to shrink words, but to make subscripts, such as H₂O (H<sub>2</sub>O). It’s being abused to make text smaller. Apr 19 at 16:47
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    There also isn't a more appropriate substitute for small text, so "abuse" or no, this is a practical and justifiable usage of that tag across Stack Exchange. Go bump the feature request for <small> support if you'd like, the request has been around for nearly as long as the platform itself.
    – zcoop98
    Apr 19 at 19:15

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