# What does the pair "\<" and "\>" in a string do? [duplicate]

What do \< and \> mean inside of a string?

SubscriptBox["\<\"x\"\>", "\<\"y\"\>"] // DisplayForm


$\text{x}_\text{y}$

The tutorials String Representation of Boxes and Converting between Strings, Boxes and Expressions don't seem to have any reference to this.

• duplicate Aug 20, 2016 at 9:23