very limited budget here, but need to print some labels for old plastic

screw jars, in some easily legible font, printed out 'pretty dang

large', so that the result is approx 80 point size, or roughly 1 and 1/2

inches tall. can't seem to find ANY free fonts that include fractions

(1/16 to 15/16ths, by the six *** ths, eg: 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, etc). for all

I know, though, they may already reside on my machine...

I'm on an XP home box here, can't even figure out how to even TELL if my

fonts "in the machine" include fractions or not. also have an old

laserjet IV (with maxed our RAM, and postscript chip too) with the

following 'plug in' type font cartridges (none of which I've never used):

- tax 1, by HP

- 25 in One!III, by pacific data, and

- math elite, by HP

<no clue what's on any of 'em>

any way I can accomplish my goal with what I've got? alternately, how

about using irfanview and pixel by pixel hand-editing? can I save the

result as a ttf file? I see no 'lite cost' versions of type design

softwares exist, and fotographer/fontlab etc, even VERY old versions,

aren't being sold on ebay...am I gonna have to use the 'handwritten

sanford marker' approach? I'd kind of like a fraction that has a

horizontal, or 'near horizontal' line between the numerator and

denominator, instead of the 'very slanty' window forward slash (or

whatever it's called) key ///, more like the -- dash key. wife has word

and 'office' on her new dell, and I have wordperfect 10 2002, or

something like that, if it helps any...plus I got my super-slow antique

mac, running OS9 (painful to boot, very very slow)

anyone know if the laserjet 'font cartridges' contain 'expert sets' of

fonts, and, if so, would those fonts in*clude or ex*clude the fractions

I need? I've found that the spaces involved when I print out like 15/16

make it look sorta' "big time lousy" in larger point sizes.

thanks for kerning me in some, and giving me hints, if it's doable :-)

tool

That's not surprising, since such fractions do not exist as

_characters_ even in Unicode, except for 1/8 (which is U+215B).

This does not exclude the possibility of the existence of glyphs

but makes it fairly improbable.

It depends on which software you are using. Maybe you could use some

formula editor or some styling options to make a sequence like 1/16

appear typographically in a fraction-like manner.

In theory, if you use the Unicode character U+2044 FRACTION SLASH when

writing a fraction, instead of the common solidus (slash) character,

programs might be expected to render the expression as a fraction if it

can. However, few programs can do such things.

--

Yucca, http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ~jkorpela/

Using MS Word, you could even use the more primitive built-in tools, if

a presentation with a horizontal line is desirable. Something like the

following (though I'm not sure of all the commands in Word, since I'm

back-translating them into English):

Select Insert/Field, then category "Equations and formulas", field

"Eq", then type

EQ \F(1;16)

into the text box, and you should get 1 over 16 in a two-dimensional

setting.

--

Yucca, http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ~jkorpela/

There are many free (or abandonware) fraction fonts available. Some

just have lots of fractions, others let you create your own on the fly.

One TmsFraction, is available at

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

There are sets originally from SSI/SSK made to match various fontstyles.

WHile hard to find on the web, and impossible to post in this

non-binaries group, a request in alt.binaries.fonts would probably be

fruitful.

- Character

just have lots of fractions, others let you create your own on the fly.

One TmsFraction, is available at

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

There are sets originally from SSI/SSK made to match various fontstyles.

WHile hard to find on the web, and impossible to post in this

non-binaries group, a request in alt.binaries.fonts would probably be

fruitful.

- Character

One of the many advantages of the metric system:

You do not need such fractions.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Get rid of inches!

--

Top-posting.

What's the most irritating thing on Usenet?

Maybe for measuring, but for precision, you can't get rid of fractions.

1/3 cannot be represented precisely in decimal notation. (I know, you

can do it close enough).

But you knew that!

- Characte

But you don't normally use "1/3 inch". As far as the fraction 1/3

is concerned, there is no difference between inches and millimetres.

With inches, you normally use the fractions 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, etc.

What's easier:

3/8 inch + 7/16 inch

9.5 mm + 11 mm

Right. That's why I agreed with you 100% for measurements.

I was most definitely not arguing against metrics - it's the ONLY way to

go. I was only saying that decimal notation isn't always optimal.

- Character

So write ternary notation ;-) or whichever number-base your fractions

need. SCNR.

Good thought! :)

0 1 2 10 11 12 20 21 22 100 101 102 110 ...

Since we were doing fractions, I was concentrating more on

ternary fractions, as in:

0.1 = 1/3

0.2 = 2/3

0.01 = 1/9, 0.001 = 1/27, and so on.

Or the equivalent for any other denominator that appeals to you.

Historical note (courtesy of Google):

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

I'm sorry, that is almost entirely off topic. But we were told in

undergrad lectures that one individual, in an earlier time, devoted

some years to the publication of duodecimal logarithms, for which he

needed glyphs to represent the digits 10 and 11. So there is a vague

relevance to fonts ;-)

Look around for the fonts 'Sans Fraction' and 'Serif Fraction.'

If you use the right search engine ... you might find

(For the Macintosh)

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

(For both the Mac and the PC)

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

If you use the right search engine ... you might find

(For the Macintosh)

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

(For both the Mac and the PC)

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

"Alan J. Flavell" wrote

A pity our species wasn't born with 6 fingers on each hand ;-)

Andreas

A pity our species wasn't born with 6 fingers on each hand ;-)

Andreas

ave wrote:

Aha .. postscript.

Program 8 in the "Blue Book" is "Setting Fractions.

Just for fun, cut the following, paste it into notepad and save as

fractions.ps, finally open a Command Prompt window and type "type

fractions.ps > LPT1:"

-------------- SNIP ----------------------------------------------------

%!PS-Adobe-2.0

%%Title: Blue Book Program 8, on page 161

%%Creator: Adobe Systems Incorporated

%%CreationDate: Thu Dec 28 13:30:57 PST 1989

%%EndComments

/fractiondict 5 dict def

/fractionshow

{ fractiondict begin

/denominator exch def

/numerator exch def

/regularfont currentfont def

/fractionfont currentfont [.65 0 0 .6 0 0]

makefont def

gsave

newpath

0 0 moveto

(1) true charpath

flattenpath pathbbox

/height exch def pop pop pop

grestore

0 .4 height mul rmoveto

fractionfont setfont numerator show

0 .4 height mul neg rmoveto

regularfont setfont (\244) show

fractionfont setfont denominator show

regularfont setfont

end

} def

/Times-Roman findfont 300 scalefont setfont

100 72 moveto

(7) (8) fractionshow

/Times-Roman findfont 18 scalefont setfont

72 550 moveto

(Slowly stir in 5) show

(1) (2) fractionshow

( lbs. of chocolate and then blend on high.) show

/Times-Roman findfont 40 scalefont setfont

420 650 moveto

(13) (22) fractionshow

100 450 moveto

(3) (4) fractionshow

showpage

-------------- SNIP ----------------------------------------------------

Above clearly (C) Adobe

Aha .. postscript.

Program 8 in the "Blue Book" is "Setting Fractions.

Just for fun, cut the following, paste it into notepad and save as

fractions.ps, finally open a Command Prompt window and type "type

fractions.ps > LPT1:"

-------------- SNIP ----------------------------------------------------

%!PS-Adobe-2.0

%%Title: Blue Book Program 8, on page 161

%%Creator: Adobe Systems Incorporated

%%CreationDate: Thu Dec 28 13:30:57 PST 1989

%%EndComments

/fractiondict 5 dict def

/fractionshow

{ fractiondict begin

/denominator exch def

/numerator exch def

/regularfont currentfont def

/fractionfont currentfont [.65 0 0 .6 0 0]

makefont def

gsave

newpath

0 0 moveto

(1) true charpath

flattenpath pathbbox

/height exch def pop pop pop

grestore

0 .4 height mul rmoveto

fractionfont setfont numerator show

0 .4 height mul neg rmoveto

regularfont setfont (\244) show

fractionfont setfont denominator show

regularfont setfont

end

} def

/Times-Roman findfont 300 scalefont setfont

100 72 moveto

(7) (8) fractionshow

/Times-Roman findfont 18 scalefont setfont

72 550 moveto

(Slowly stir in 5) show

(1) (2) fractionshow

( lbs. of chocolate and then blend on high.) show

/Times-Roman findfont 40 scalefont setfont

420 650 moveto

(13) (22) fractionshow

100 450 moveto

(3) (4) fractionshow

showpage

-------------- SNIP ----------------------------------------------------

Above clearly (C) Adobe

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