[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?


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