How can I create fractions using regular text fonts? (Not dingbats.)

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How can I create fractions using regular text fonts? (Not dingbats.)

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Try this

http://www.quark.com/support/downloads/details.jsp?idx=393

Doyle

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Betterbird asked:

One doesn't, not real ones, not nice ones as the typeface designer intended.Quote:>How can I create fractions using regular text fonts?

Purchase the matching expert set to get the superiors and inferiors and

virgule/solidus for setting nice fractions. Also, there are specialty fraction

fonts for Times, Helvetica and Stone Print (the latter included with

FreeHand...)

If one must though, install ``Son of Bob'', or ``Type Tricks'' (the XTensionQuote:>(Not dingbats.)

name varies with Quark version) then set and select the text for the fraction,

e.g. 1/2 and use the ``make fraction'' command which gets added to Style | Type

Style...

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William Adams

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It's a pain, more so on the Mac (which is presumably what you're using?)Quote:>How can I create fractions using regular text fonts? (Not dingbats.)

than on the PC. On the PC common fractions like ?, ?, ?, can be set

using simple alt+mumeric combinations (0188,0189,0190). On the Mac there

are various xtensions which allow you to "make fractions" which William

Adams mentioned in his reply. These solutions work, but they are not

ideal for the typographical purist!

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Del Tree

deltree said:

Using All Chars for Windows, these get shorter:Quote:>On the PC common fractions like ?, ?, ?, can be set

>using simple alt+mumeric combinations (0188,0189,0190)

<right ALT>14, <right ALT>12 and <right ALT> 34 respectively.

On a Mac, if one wished, one could re-encode a custom font to make them

accessible, (did that for one job when I was in college, most expensive three

sheets of film/fractions I've ever set) but this'd have to be carefully done to

preclude munging things.

William

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William Adams

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wrote on 2/28/01 3:30 PM:

Use Helvetica Fractions font....Quote:> How can I create fractions using regular text fonts? (Not dingbats.)

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You can also use the super/subscript settings to make decent-ish fractions.

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Jono Moore

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> How can I create fractions using regular text fonts? (Not dingbats.)

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number and then a slash character, then I use both superior and subscript

on the bottom number. I will usually bold the numbers to make up for the

weight loss. This will no doubt get flames from many typographers =)

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-Geoff

M2 Communications

> > How can I create fractions using regular text fonts? (Not dingbats.)

Fraction function

Gav

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Subject line pretty much says it. I've managed to figure out a flimsy way of

doing lots of these by superscripting the numerator and subscripting the

denominator and placing a backslash in between but it's unprofessional.

What's the proper way of doing this on a Mac as I can't find fractions in

Key Caps at all.

TIA,

Paul

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