Deprecated
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The sup() method creates a <sup> HTML element that causes a string to be displayed as superscript.

Syntax

str.sup()

Return value

A string containing a <sup> HTML element.

Description

The sup() method embeds a string in a <sup> tag: "<sup>str</sup>".

Examples

Using sub() and sup() methods

The following example uses the sub() and sup() methods to format a string:

var superText = 'superscript';
var subText = 'subscript';

console.log('This is what a ' + superText.sup() + ' looks like.');
// "This is what a <sup>superscript</sup> looks like."

console.log('This is what a ' + subText.sub() + ' looks like.');
// "This is what a <sub>subscript</sub> looks like."

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.sup' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0. Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.sup' in that specification.
Draft Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung InternetNode.js
Basic support
Deprecated
Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

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