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drawString and exponents

Rob Hunter
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Is there a simple way to use drawString and print out an equation with exponents?
Rob Hunter
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OK. So I can achieve superscript and I can achieve making font larger but it seems that I cannot do both at the same time. Any suggestions on achieving both?
Make font larger

Add a superscript

This won't do both, will only increase the font.
Campbell Ritchie
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If you are doing graphics, that might be better discussed in the GUIs forum. Nil desperandum! I can copy this discussion so it is in both fora

Are you aware of superscript characters? You can probably use \u2074 and get ⁴. More details here, and it tells you where to look (\u00b2, I think) for ².
Darryl Burke
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You could try setting the Font attributes instead. My Visual Font Designer can help generate the code painlessly. Or maybe using the form of AttributedString#addAttribute(...) that takes a Map would produce the desired result.

To get better help sooner, post a SSCCE (Short, Self Contained, Correct (Compilable), Example) that demonstrates your problem.

luck, db
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