Some questions about fractions

From: Jill Ramonsky (
Date: Tue Sep 30 2003 - 08:20:09 EDT

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    I'm wondering, exactly how equivalent are the following sequences:

    U+00BC (vulgar fraction one quarter)
    U+215F U+0034 (fraction numerator one; digit four)
    U+0031 U+2044 U+0034 (digit one; fraction slash; digit four)

    In particular, should they be rendered with the same glyph?

    Is it possible to compose a single glyph for (say) twenty two over
    seven, using the fraction slash?

    If I were to write "one quarter" as U+0031 U+2044 U+0034, how should I
    then write "one and a quarter"? Is there a "fraction space" which I
    should use to separate the "1" from the "1/4"?


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