[texhax] large forward slash

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Mon Jun 8 06:12:49 CEST 2009

On  7 Jun, 2009, at 08:19, John Culleton wrote:

> On Saturday 07 February 2009 16:48:16 Zbigniew Nitecki wrote:
>> I am trying to write a fraction whose numerator and denominator are
>> both fractions;  for clarity, I would like the global fraction to
>> be constructed in the a/b style (that is, numerator and denominator
>> separated by a forward slash).  However, the slash produced by "/"
>> is too small.  Is there a way to create a larger version?
>> Zbigniew Nitecki
>> Department of Mathematics
>> Tufts University
>> Medford, MA 02155
> You could try
> $a/b$
> which might give you a slash comparable to the size of a and b.  That
> is what I do.

Reading this, I recalled a Ross Moore reply to the TeX on Mac OS X  
mailing list, which you can see here (yes, 2004):


Crudely adapting his code, one can construct something like this:





In text mode: $\fracoffrac{\frac{1}{2}}{\frac{3}{4}}$, and some more  




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