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Superscript and Subscript Support for all Fonts (including Custom Fonts)


Published: 20 Nov 2015
Last Modified Date: 29 Nov 2019

Issue

Unable to use superscript formatting in Tableau Desktop to have special characters or complicated algebraic expressions in aliases, parameters and calculated fields.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Try one of the following workarounds:
  • Overlap floating text boxes to re-position copyright  symbol or other symbols.
  • Use images.
  • Insert web pages containing the formulas 
User-added image
  • You can edit simple formulas in text box, use any Unicode characters, like superscript and subscript in Unicode
  • Copy and paste the desired characters from another source, such as Microsoft Word.
  • Use Alt Codes to enter the desired characters (e.g. Alt+0236 = ì). Alt Codes at Alt Codes.net

Cause

It is currently not possible to superscript or subscript custom fonts in Tableau Desktop.
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