Superscript at beginning of line produces mixed results when previewed

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08 Feb, 2019 02:35 PM

Just curious if there is something I'm missing, but when I want to denote an affiliation in a manuscript and use something like ^1^Department of Biology, for instance, the '1' is properly superscripted in Composer but when previewed elsewhere (like Marked) only the word "Department" is superscripted. <sup> tags work fine everywhere.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by fletcher on 08 Feb, 2019 02:52 PM

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    So to make sure I understand correctly:

    You're writing to ask why my software works correctly, but software by other people doesn't work correctly?


    (If I did misunderstand, then please help me to see what I missed.)

    You'll have to check with the other developers to find out if they are using out of date versions of MultiMarkdown (or other software altogether). Brett Terpstra (Marked) is very responsive -- he held off from updating to MultiMarkdown-6 in Marked for a while, but I thought he was going to update it (or maybe will soon?). I can't speak for anyone else.

    All I can speak for is my software:

    * MultiMarkdown itself is updated on GitHub with every change I make (in the develop branch). This is always the most up-to-date version, but requires building it yourself. I generally only recommend this if someone is in contact with me about a bug, and needs access to the fix right away.

    * I periodically release new binary versions of MultiMarkdown, which involves an update to the Github master branch and a new version number. Depending on what changes and how busy I am, this can often be a few months behind the development release.

    * Every version of Composer is built with the current development branch of MMD at the time of release. This will usually be the second most up-to-date version of MultiMarkdown, behind the Github development branch.

    Obviously any bugs in my software are mine to fix. But there's not much I can do about software written by other people.

    To my knowledge (and skimming commit messages), I haven't changed anything related to superscripts in > 6 months?


    Fletcher T. Penney
    [email blocked]

  2. 2 Posted by glen on 09 Feb, 2019 03:19 PM

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    Yep. As you surmised Brett hasn't moved to MMD6 yet. Sorry for the dumb question. Just wanted to determine if there was something I might have been doing incorrectly at my end.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by fletcher on 09 Feb, 2019 06:04 PM

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    Nope - as far as I can tell you're doing everything correctly.


    Fletcher T. Penney
    [email blocked]

  4. glen closed this discussion on 10 Jul, 2019 05:30 AM.

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