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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

subscript — A subscript (as in H2O, the molecular formula for water)

Synopsis

subscript ::= (text | phrase db._phrase | replaceable | Graphic inlines | Indexing inlines | Linking inlines | Ubiquitous inlines)*

Description

A subscript identifies text that is to be displayed as a subscript when rendered.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. Subscripts are usually printed in a smaller font and shifted down with respect to the baseline.

See Also

equation, informalequation, inlineequation, superscript

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example subscript</title>

<para>Thirsty?  Have some H<subscript>2</subscript>O.
</para>

</article>

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