# Why are formatting methods different for comments?

I noticed that other people can use superscript in comments but

<sup>text</sup>


doesn't work so how do they do it? I can't find the answer anywhere...

1. They are using MathJax, which enables the Latex-like markdown, is enabled in comments. Specifically, using $^{2}$ in the comment box would get the appropriate superscript (NB: MathJax is not enabled on this Meta site, so you cannot test it).