Jonne here.
I'm getting into fractions. I've done the easy ones 1/4 1/2 3/4 using altcodes. However I can't seem to figure out how to do other fractions. I searched the web for the altcodes but I only find unicode. Could someone please get me started on what I need to do for other fractions. Your help is much appreciated!
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Re: Advanced Fractions
The remaining fractions in Unicode are in the Number Forms character set.
⅐⅑⅒⅓⅔⅕⅖⅗⅘⅙⅚⅛⅜⅝⅞⅟↉
Add an OpenType Fractions (frac) feature to type them with 1/7, 1/9, 1/10, 1/3 etc.
⅐⅑⅒⅓⅔⅕⅖⅗⅘⅙⅚⅛⅜⅝⅞⅟↉
Add an OpenType Fractions (frac) feature to type them with 1/7, 1/9, 1/10, 1/3 etc.

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Re: Advanced Fractions
Hey Bhikkhu Pesala
Thanks for responding to my query so quickly. I'm afraid I need a simpler set of instructions of how to use frac. I'm completely lost.
Thanks.
Jonne
Thanks for responding to my query so quickly. I'm afraid I need a simpler set of instructions of how to use frac. I'm completely lost.
Thanks.
Jonne

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Re: Advanced Fractions
After you have added the required fraction glyphs, which should have the standard Unicode names, in the OpenType Features dialogue, click the icon at top left to generate features.
In the Generate and Update OpenType Features dialogue, click the All button twice to clear all checkboxes, then enable the Fractions feature.
In the Generate and Update OpenType Features dialogue, click the All button twice to clear all checkboxes, then enable the Fractions feature.

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Re: Advanced Fractions
Thanks Bhikkhu Pesala.
I haven't updated to v. 12. I'm still using 11.5...that may be the reason I can't seem to find the graphic of Generate and Update OpenType Features. I did select the frac in the Features in the OTD and it added a box with a check mark called "frac". Now that I've done this, and I don't know if this is even what I'm supposed to do, what do I do?
Will I be able to type "1" "/" "5" and have it display a 1/5 glyph of my creation? Sorry I'm so slow with this, thank you for your patience.
Thank you
I haven't updated to v. 12. I'm still using 11.5...that may be the reason I can't seem to find the graphic of Generate and Update OpenType Features. I did select the frac in the Features in the OTD and it added a box with a check mark called "frac". Now that I've done this, and I don't know if this is even what I'm supposed to do, what do I do?
Will I be able to type "1" "/" "5" and have it display a 1/5 glyph of my creation? Sorry I'm so slow with this, thank you for your patience.
Thank you

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Re: Advanced Fractions
It took more effort in earlier versions since we had to write the code ourselves.
My Previous Thread may be the most relevant. Precomposed fractions refers to the fractions in Number Forms. More complex fractions can be generated from numerators and denominators.
My Previous Thread may be the most relevant. Precomposed fractions refers to the fractions in Number Forms. More complex fractions can be generated from numerators and denominators.