Inline footnotes reproduced as superscript. No footnotes working in live preview

Steps to reproduce

Insert a footnote into your text with the inline method
[^ This is a footnote]

or with the non-inline method

^[ this is a non-inline footnote]

Expected result

A footnote should appear both in reading mode and in live preview once the cursor has moved out of that paragraph/line

Actual result

In live preview, nothing. In reading mode, the inline footnote text, and the caret, are reproduced as superscript in the main text. The "non-inline" method works as advertised.


  • Operating system:
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.12
    Installer version: v0.15.6
    Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.19045
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: insider
    Insider build toggle: on
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: light
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 1
    Restricted mode: on

I have checked this out in the sandbox vault.

Additional information

live preview in sandbox:


reading mode in sandbox:

2023-02-12 10_36_25-footnote test - Obsidian Sandbox - Obsidian v1.1.12