• superscript ordinals in English

    From Jaakov@21:1/5 to All on Thu Apr 14 01:45:26 2016
    Dear all:

    Leaving aside historical considerations, ease of typesetting, space
    limits, and usage frequency, is there any other reason for using or
    refraining from using superscript ordinals in English?

    I.e., I'm asking for aesthetic, technical, and psychological reasons for
    why reading or writing

    1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, ..., n^{th}, ...
    (where ^{xy} means that xy is typeset as a superscript)

    should be more or less pleasant, rewarding, or just quick than reading
    or writing

    1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ..., nth, ...

    in English.

    Thanks in advance,


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