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Setting text superscripts

\textsuperscript {<text>}

In LaTeX 2.09 textual superscripts such as footnote markers were produced by internally entering math mode and typesetting the number as a math superscript. This normally looked fine since the digits in math fonts are the same as those in text fonts when Computer Modern fonts are used. But when a different document font (such as Times) is selected, the results look rather strange. For this reason the command \textsuperscript has been introduced which typesets its argument in the current text font, in a superscript position and in the correct size.

Rainer Schoepf
Thu Jan 8 11:53:27 MET 1998