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vulgar fractions in Unicode

single code point

See list here.

using the "U+2044 FRACTION SLASH" character that sort of (?) acts like a combining character

[stackoverflow] (copy that character from here)

NOTE that some browsers will render these as a compact fraction (e.g. Firefox desktop), while other browser will render these in their longer form, as if U+2044 was just a normal slash (e.g. Firefox mobile). There's still somewhat limited support for this.

single
code point
U+2044
"FRACTION SLASH"
decimal equivalent
000.0000
1⁄640.0156
1⁄320.0313
3⁄640.0469
1⁄160.0625
5⁄640.0781
3⁄320.0938
7⁄640.1094
1⁄80.1250
9⁄640.1406
5⁄320.1563
11⁄640.1719
3⁄160.1875
13⁄640.2031
7⁄320.2188
15⁄640.2344
¼1⁄40.2500
17⁄640.2656
9⁄320.2813
19⁄640.2969
5⁄160.3125
21⁄640.3281
11⁄320.3438
23⁄640.3594
3⁄80.3750
25⁄640.3906
13⁄320.4063
27⁄640.4219
7⁄160.4375
29⁄640.4531
15⁄320.4688
31⁄640.4844
½1⁄20.5000
33⁄640.5156
17⁄320.5313
35⁄640.5469
9⁄160.5625
37⁄640.5781
19⁄320.5938
39⁄640.6094
5⁄80.6250
41⁄640.6406
21⁄320.6563
43⁄640.6719
11⁄160.6875
45⁄640.7031
23⁄320.7188
47⁄640.7344
¾3⁄40.7500
49⁄640.7656
25⁄320.7813
51⁄640.7969
13⁄160.8125
53⁄640.8281
27⁄320.8438
55⁄640.8594
7⁄80.8750
57⁄640.8906
29⁄320.9063
59⁄640.9219
15⁄160.9375
61⁄640.9531
31⁄320.9688
63⁄640.9844
111.0000

To make it even more complicated, there's a U+2215 "DIVISION SLASH", and you can try to render them in superscript+subscript as well! The table below lists all possible options, so you can see how it renders in each of your browsers:

no super+subscript U+002F "SOLIDUS" 1/2
single code point ½
U+2044 "FRACTION SLASH" 1⁄2
U+2215 "DIVISION SLASH" 1∕2
super+subscript U+002F "SOLIDUS" 1/2
U+2044 "FRACTION SLASH" 12
U+2215 "DIVISION SLASH" 12