Re: Exponents before superscripting

Subject: Re: Exponents before superscripting
From: Kim Keegan <keegan -at- EXPLORERS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 16:53:07 -0500

Robbie Rupel wrote:
>
> Greetings!
>
> I have an unusual question. Back in the "old" days when typewriters
> ruled, how were superscripts represented?

Gosh, it's been over 10 years since I've used a typewriter, so let me
see if memory serves me correctly...

You manually turned the platen (?) to move the paper up or down,
depending on if you wanted a superscript or subscript. If I remember
correctly, each "click" of the platen was half-a-line. Have you ever
used the knob to manually feed paper through a dot-matrix printer. Same
idea.

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