[OS X TeX] Fractional symbols
David Derbes
loki at uchicago.edu
Thu Sep 1 19:01:03 EDT 2016
I'm fairly happy with \sfrac in the xfrac package. Interestingly, \sfrac{1}{2} works in both math and text mode, though the solidus or division bar is longer in math mode.
David Derbes
U of Chicago Lab Schools
> On Sep 1, 2016, at 16:20, Manfred Braun <manfred.braun at uni-due.de> wrote:
>
> Knuth suggests the following macro (The TeXBook, Exercise 11.6):
>
> \def\fract#1/#2{\leavevmode\kern.1em
> \raise.5ex\hbox{\the\scriptfont0$#1$}\kern-.15em/\kern-.15em
> \lower.25ex\hbox{\the\scriptfont0$#2$}}
>
> It allows to write \fract 1/2. This is not exactly what you want, but it is the TeX solution. It allows also to write \fract 13/5, if needed, and this you will not find on your keyboard.
>
> Manfred
>
>> On 02 Sep 2016, at 00:00, R Martinez <rm.tech at mac.com> wrote:
>>
>> All,
>>
>> I want to write text in my LaTeX document that includes a fraction, e.g., 3 1/2, but I want to replace the three-character 1/2 with the single character ½. As you can see, I can do it using the Mac keyboard with Mac documents such as this email. I tried inserting it in my LaTeX document but it did not typeset correctly.
>>
>> I am using the STIX font package. I have scoured the zillion STIX characters but cannot find ½ with a LaTeX backslash command.
>>
>> The STIX reference document I am using is "The stix package" STI Pub Companies v1.1.1-latex from 2014/07/31. I have attached it to this email.
>>
>> The character ½ appears in the ts1-stixgeneral table on p. 29 of the STIX reference with coordinates
>>
>> ′5
>> ′27x | ½ | ″Bx
>> ″D
>>
>>
>> I don’t know how to access this.
>>
>> Does anyone know how to insert a fraction in the text?
>>
>> Thanks for your help.
>>
>> Raul Martinez
>>
>> <stix.pdf>
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