[texhax] Typesetting ½

Ian.Collier at comlab.ox.ac.uk Ian.Collier at comlab.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 1 12:02:28 CET 2004

stefan at raggmunk.nu declared:
>I'd like to typeset the ½ (1/2) character (using latin1 inputencoding), 
>but LaTeX does not use font. Instead, it is converted to $\frac12$, 
>which places the numbers vertically positioned divided by a horizontal 
>line (as i should, of course).

>a) Can I tell LaTeX to use the font (T1 encoding) that is available in 
>the postscript font file,

The ½ character doesn't exist in the T1 encoding.  But no matter: if you
include \usepackage{textcomp} then the ½ (\textonehalf) symbol will be
typeset in the TS1 encoding where available.
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