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Hi :)
The advantage with "xxx Superscript Top" is that it explains what
superscript is, or at least gives a nudge in the right direction.
However i agree that "xxx with Top Index" looks simpler and easier to
understand.  Could the 2 different ways be merged into something like
"xxx with Superscript Top Index"?  Would that be too long or is it
difficult to change?  I think any change is too trivial to be worth it
unless it's really easy and quick to do.

The question "When you say subscript or superscript, isn't top and
bottom implied and not needed?" is a good one.  I would say that
although it's not strictly needed, it does often help users when
documentation reinforces explanations by repeating the idea in another
way, especially if it's quick&easy such as in this case.  It's not
something all documentation should always do all the time though!
It's a neat way of helping guide people through trivial bumps in a
difficult topic.  Many people don't know the terms "superscript" or
"subscript" although they might be familiar with seeing it all over
the place.  So, a little positive reinforcement seems smart in this

Incidentally, while on this topic, the sub-scripts in LibreOffice are
vertically aligned under the superscripts, or where the superscripts
would be.  So when the integral sign is in italics it looks really
weird because there is such a huge gap between the sign and it's
subscript.  It looks like really bad kerning to have this gap nowadays
although i am guessing it made sense a decade ago.  Yuri says they are
aligned to the "int" sign but sadly they are not.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 4 January 2014 06:22, Yury Tarasievich <> wrote:
Integrals have top/bottom indices (upper and lower integration limits,
strictly speaking); these are aligned with 'int' sign.

Super-/sub- scripts indices denote other things and are drawn to the side of
what they are indexes of.


On 01/04/2014 05:14 AM, Sérgio Marques wrote:

And another one:

File: starmath/source.po
Context: commands.src RID_INT_FROMX_HELP string.text
Comments: SCvrE

"Integral Subscript Top" should be "Integral Subscript Bottom"

But what I really loved to see was "xxx with Top Index", "xxx with Bottom
Index" and "xxx with Top/Bottom Index" instead of "xxx Superscript Top",
"xxx Subscript Bottom" and "xxx Sup/Sub script".

It´s easier to understand (I think)


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