Footnote Symbol Choices

What are the options for footnote symbols?

I looks (to me) like you can either have “a, b, c, d…” (not ideal for texts in non-latin scripts) or a single symbol that you can choose, but it doesn’t ‘count up’ in the same way as the abcd, but rather is a static symbol that’s the same every time.

Is that right? Either abcd or a static symbol?

  1. Is it possible to do numerals? “1, 2, 3, 4…” ?
  2. How about Arabic or Persian numerals? “۴ ۳ ۲ ۱” ?
  3. Can you have a symbol and then numbers, like “؂۴ ؂۳ ؂۲ ؂۱” ?

Our first choice would be to have symbol and then numbers that count up (3), or, failing that, counting up Persian numerals (2). I know there’s no obvious way to do these, but it is it possible at all?

Under Features > Links
Change Footnote Caller from Default to Custom Symbol

I think you just need a space separated list.

Hmmm… It doesn’t seem to work for me:

Footnote Settings

Any other suggestions? Maybe there’s a problem with right-to-left text and the spaces are not in the same places they appear to be?


I can’t get any obvious separator options to work. I am asking an expert.

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