# Unicode Fractions

Character Name |
Character |
Entity (Named) |
Entity (Decimal) |
Entity (Hex) |

VULGAR FRACTION 1/2 |
½ |
½ |
½ |
½ |

VULGAR FRACTION 1/3 |
⅓ |
— |
⅓ |
⅓ |

VULGAR FRACTION 2/3 |
⅔ |
— |
⅔ |
⅔ |

VULGAR FRACTION 1/4 |
¼ |
¼ |
¼ |
¼ |

VULGAR FRACTION 3/4 |
¾ |
¾ |
¾ |
¾ |

VULGAR FRACTION 1/5 |
⅕ |
— |
⅕ |
⅕ |

VULGAR FRACTION 2/5 |
⅖ |
— |
⅖ |
⅖ |

VULGAR FRACTION 3/5 |
⅗ |
— |
⅗ |
⅗ |

VULGAR FRACTION 4/5 |
⅘ |
— |
⅘ |
⅘ |

VULGAR FRACTION 1/6 |
⅙ |
— |
⅙ |
⅙ |

VULGAR FRACTION 5/6 |
⅚ |
— |
⅚ |
⅚ |

VULGAR FRACTION 1/7 |
⅐ |
— |
⅐ |
⅐ |

VULGAR FRACTION 1/8 |
⅛ |
— |
⅛ |
⅛ |

VULGAR FRACTION 3/8 |
⅜ |
— |
⅜ |
⅜ |

VULGAR FRACTION 5/8 |
⅝ |
— |
⅝ |
⅝ |

VULGAR FRACTION 7/8 |
⅞ |
— |
⅞ |
⅞ |

VULGAR FRACTION 1/9 |
⅑ |
— |
⅑ |
⅑ |

VULGAR FRACTION 1/10 |
⅒ |
— |
⅒ |
⅒ |

###
Which entity should I use?

####
HTML offers three ways to encode special characters like fractions: numeric hex, numeric decimal, and named
entities. All three types are equally valid and have been fully supported by all major browsers for years.
They work with any encoding, so it's generally up to personal preference.

You can read more about entities
here.

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What does it mean if there's no entity listed?

#### Most fractions don't actually have named entities. These still work fine in browsers -- you just have to represent
them with the numeric entity (either decimal or hex).

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Why are they called vulgar fractions?

#### This is actually a mathematical term, not an HTML or Unicode one! The term **vulgar fraction** originally
comes from the Latin adjective *vulgaris*, which comes from *vulgus* -- the common people.
*Vulgar* in this usage is synonymous with *common* (as opposed to decimals, which were originally
called *decimal fractions*.)

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What browsers support unicode fractions?

####
All modern browsers support unicode fractions.

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What if I want a unicode fraction that's not listed here?

####
If the fraction you want to create isn't listed above, you can create your own by using the
fraction slash (U+2044) and Unicode's superscript and subscript numerals: e.g. ³⁄₄₇. You can read more about Unicode subscripts and superscripts on Wikipedia.

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