Vulgar Fraction One Half ½

½
U+00BD
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Symbol Meaning

Simple fraction “one half”. Written with one character instead of a sequence of three: “1/2”. It can be convenient when writing formulas.

Shows half of something. It is 0.5, zero five.

A simple fraction is a fraction whose numerator is less than the denominator.

The symbol “Vulgar Fraction One Half” is included in the “Vulgar fractions” subblock of the “Latin-1 Supplement” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

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Unicode Name Vulgar Fraction One Half
Unicode Number
HTML Code
CSS Code
Entity ½
Unicode Block Latin-1 Supplement
Unicode Subblock Vulgar fractions
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Alt Code
Alt 171(English Keyboard Layout)
Version 1.1
Block Latin-1 Supplement
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 00BD
Simple case change 00BD
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 C2 BD 194 189 49853 11000010 10111101
UTF-16BE 00 BD 0 189 189 00000000 10111101
UTF-16LE BD 00 189 0 48384 10111101 00000000
UTF-32BE 00 00 00 BD 0 0 0 189 189 00000000 00000000 00000000 10111101
UTF-32LE BD 00 00 00 189 0 0 0 3170893824 10111101 00000000 00000000 00000000

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