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# What is the ANSI number for ⅓

May 19, 2015 May 19, 2015

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What is the ANSI number for ⅓ (one third). For Framemaker 11

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You mean the character code?  U+2153 = 0x2153 = &#x2153; = 8531 = &#8531;

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I'm looking for the ANSI No. for typing the fraction ⅓ (one third).

For example:  for ½ - you would type Alt+0189

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> I'm looking for the ANSI No. for typing the fraction ⅓ (one third).

> For example:  for ½ - you would type Alt+0189

Was there ever any such ANSI standard for ?

In any legacy font that populated a glyph, odds are it was done either by using what is now noncharacter space in Unicode, or by using an overlay/codepage technique (where the code point is some other Unicode character when using a Unicode font). Doing either is now unwise practice.

Use a font that populates the ⅓ character in Unicode, U+2153 Vulgar Fraction One Third.

\u2153

in Framemaker dialog box notation.

There is a way to type arbitrary Unicode character code points on Windows, similar to the Alt+ method, but it may not be enabled by default. Perhaps the easiest thing to do is copy the character out of FM's or Windows' character map applet, or just copy it from this thread.

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There is an ANSI No (standard) for ⅓ using MS word but I cannot utilize it in FM.

For word - Type Alt+8531.

Although it is possible to paste the fraction ⅓ from word into FM. This solution works for me.

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That’s the ASCII code – NOT ANSI codes

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> There is an ANSI No (standard) for ⅓ using MS word but I cannot utilize it in FM.

> For word - Type Alt+8531.

8531 is decimal for hexadecimal number 2153.

That's not an "ANSI" code point. It's a Unicode code point.

What you are doing in Word is likely specific to and supported directly by Word (which is using decimal code point notation, not a helpful habit with Unicode, but unsurprising for Microsoft).

If you look up "ansi character" on Wiki, by the way, you'll see that, strictly speaking, there is no such thing. The page has links to to other things that might be meant by that. The only legacy 8-bit character sets that provided ⅓ glyphs did so as codepage/overlay fonts.

To enable hex keypad entry of arbitrary Unicode code points on Windows, see this MS hack:
How to insert Unicode characters (like arrows) using only the - Microsoft Community

How Word behaves after you do this is anyone's guess.

In some bright shiny future when FM really supports Unicode (esp. Combining Characters), you might be able to make arbitrary fractions using the \u2044 Fraction Slash.

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May 19, 2015 May 19, 2015

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There isn't one. The ASCII character set was limited to 255 (256?)

characters and 1/3 is not one of them. There are some Unicode fonts that

have it, though, and special fraction fonts available that let you

compose it.

Mike

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Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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Greetings from Brazil...

Have You ever tried Windows key/Run/Charmap?

Choose "U+2153 Vulgar Fraction One Third" (obviously without these quotes, ok?)

Good luck with your attempts, @stephengS1658181

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