[OS X TeX] Fractional symbols
Doris Behrendt
doris.behrendt at me.com
Fri Sep 2 10:16:02 CEST 2016
shame on me … xfrac is correcting failures of nicefrac as I just read ;-)
doris
> On 02 Sep 2016, at 10:12, Doris Behrendt <doris.behrendt at me.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I myself like the look of the output with the package nicefrac best;
>
> Doris
>
>> On 02 Sep 2016, at 01:01, David Derbes <loki at uchicago.edu> wrote:
>>
>> 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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