Subscripting Typographic Convention For Citations/Dates/Sources/Evidentials: A Proposal

by gwern1 min read8th Jan 202015 comments


Writing (communication method)

Reviving an old General Semantics proposal: borrowing from scientific notation and using subscripts like 'Gwern2020' for denoting sources (like citation, timing, or medium) might be a useful trick for clearer writing, compared to omitting such information or using standard cumbersome circumlocutions.

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