Re: Vulgar fractions (was: 8859-1, 8859-15, 1252 and Euro)

From: Alain LaBonté  (
Date: Tue Feb 15 2000 - 10:35:19 EST

À 02:59 2000-02-15 -0800, Timothy Partridge a écrit:
>Why are fractions only usable with Imperial units? Do ISO standards forbid
>metric units to be written as fractions? Also, not everything
>is a unit; fractions are very useful in mathematical formulae, and
>for numbers in general.

[Alain] It is very old fashion to use this in the metric system...

To comfort you, the 1/2 FRF coins show fraction 1/2... They will become
museum artefacts on January 1, 2002.

That said, no need for a character for this, in particular in 8-bit
character sets with limited coding space. One can very well write 1/2,
275/300, and so on.

Alain LaBonté

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