When writing a question or answer there are some commonly used symbols or typesetting styles that are missing. The two that come to mind are the degree symbol (°) for temperatures and refractometer readings, and subscript (e.g. CO2) which often come up on the site.


I didn't know this before writing the question - to get the degree symbol, I googled and copy/pasted the symbol from text in the page. There's a much quicker way:

  • degree is ° (°)
  • subscript is <sub></sub> around the text. E.g. CO<sub>2</sub> makes CO2
  • Now we know it's possible, the trick will be remembering to use it!
    – ASTX813
    May 3 '13 at 15:25
  • I printed these out and taped them to my monitor. Also, Alt+0176 gives you the ° symbol on a Windows PC, but there is no Alt code for <sub>2</sub>. Nov 22 '13 at 16:11

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