# Displaying subscripted symbols with TraditionalForm

I have pasted this code in from Mathematica 10

<< Notation
Symbolize[ParsedBoxWrapper[SubscriptBox["_", "_"]]]
a = Subscript[q, m]
b = Subscript[q, f]

Though the definition of a and b look of identical form when pasted here, I entered a explicitly using Subscript while b is entered q then Ctrl+_+f. The Head of a is Subscript and the Head of b is Symbol (which is what I want in order to work with traditional notation in my field). In TraditionalForm, a is formatted correctly while b is formatted as q\[Underbracket]Subscript\[Underbracket]f.
So can I use something of the form q sub f as a symbol and still get nice output in traditional form?
• Quoting reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Subscript.html "Subscript[x,y]` formats as ... in StandardForm and TraditionalForm" - but that might not be what you want? – dr.blochwave Aug 1 '14 at 20:45