½

½ Vulgar Fraction One Half

U+00BD

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Technical information

Name Vulgar Fraction One Half
Unicode number
U+00BD
HTML-code
½
CSS-code
\00BD
Entity
Block Latin-1 Supplement
Unicode version: 1.1 (1993)
Alt code:
Alt 171 (English keyboard layout)

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.

Vulgar Fraction One Half was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993.

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Properties

Age 1.1
Block Latin-1 Supplement
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Composition Exclusion No
Case Folding 00BD
Simple Case Folding 00BD

Encoding

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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