[texhax] subscripts in text mode

W. J. Metzger wes at hef.kun.nl
Tue Jun 17 19:10:04 CEST 2003

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> > What is the accepted way of rendering subscripts in text mode?
> there's a "fragment" on ctan macros/latex/contrib/fragments/subscript.sty
> which was derived by editing the code of \textsuperscript to make a
> \textsubscript command.
> the fragment is intended for including in other peoples' packages, but
> it's a free-standing package in its own right.
> > I am trying something like XYZ$_{\mbox{ABCD}}$, but the subscripts are
> > too large.
> if you're  using amsmath, you can adapt this to be
> XYZ$_{\text{ABCD}}$, but i would still prefer an aliased version of
> \textsubscript, myself.
> _______________________________________________
I always used    XYZ$_\mathrm{ABCD}$
No need then for amsmath or a separate package.
>From a quick try of all three methods, I could not detect any difference.
Are there situations where there are differences making one of the methods
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