# How to display the '+' sign in output in typesetting situation?

When I am typing a document I want to include a 'plus' sign in the output cell, e.g. having '+' as the subscript/superscript of a variable, but mathematica doesn't allow me to do that. Are there ways to get around this?

• Output is ShowStringCharacters->False so this will do Subscript[a, "+"]. – Kuba Aug 30 '16 at 13:21
• Or x Shit + Ctrl +_ + + – cyrille.piatecki Aug 30 '16 at 15:46