# [texhax] Typesetting ½

Stefan Björk stefan at raggmunk.nu
Tue Nov 30 21:09:10 CET 2004

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, or

b) is there some kind of math formula that creates a fraction with a
diagonal line instead of a horizontal?

Stefan