Half sign on keyboard

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  1. brixtonboy

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    Good morning. I'm using an iPad and an iPhone 5s with an English keyboard. When l wish to write 1 and half litres it would simply to type the well known sign. But l maybe dumb but can't find it. Any one know?
    Thanks in advance. Have a super weekend
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  2. J. A.

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    This one?
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  3. brixtonboy

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    Hi, you could use that like this 11/2 litres however that kinda looks Dorf. Normally the half sign has a
    small 1 then the / followed with a small 2

    Took this from google.

    25 Aug 2015 · Fractions Some fractions (1/4, 1/2, and 3/4)
    Maybe l need to install another keyboard to use these?
    Although they are incorrect.
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    The sotware keyboard’s Text Replacement feature has fraction symbols set up by default. When you type a common fraction like 1/2 it replaces it with ½ (if the feature is turned on in Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement).

    There might be a trick to get the ½ and other fraction symbols from the keyboard, but I don’t know how.

    You can get to all unicode characters using a Unicode app. I like Unicode Pad Pro by Ziga Kranjec. You can save favorites in the app, or if you use a character a lot, set it up as a text replacement.

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    To get 1 ½ with the replacement feature, be sure to leave a space between the two 1’s. If you don’t want the space, then delete it after getting the ½. 1½

    If you don’t have the space, the keyboard can’t distinquish between 1 ½ and 11/2. While eleven halves is uncommon, it’s not impossible someone wants to type it.
     
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    As far as I remember, the iPad comes with “On my way” as the only text replacement by default. If you want to set up fractions as shortcuts, you’ll have to use a Mac, or copy them from somewhere else, a website e.g.
     
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    Keyboards are pretty handy, as @twerppoet and @J. A. have already said.

    I find myself in the position of wanting to type Dvořák frequently. I set up a keyboard shortcut which will change dvorak to the composer's name complete with capital D and accents. Setting up on one device migrates the shortcut to all of your devices connected to iCloud.

    If you use a Mac you can set up Unicode as a keyboard input method. I think I gave instructions in another thread. If desired, I'll repeat those instructions here.
     
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    I didn’t set up the fractions, but since I had several device and computers on the same iCloud account, it’s possible they migrated from else where. At one point the shared shortcuts were actually a problem. Some older ones I was trying to delete kept comming back.

    You can use the Unicode app I mentioned to copy&paste into Text Replacements. No need for a Mac.

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    Why not just install an extra iOS keyboard?. I use UniChar and it has all of the Unicode characters. Very well priced too, and for one price will install across all your iOS devices.
     
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    Hi I don't seem to have that list like you have. I am using the latest iOS. I have downloaded Unicode Pad Express. It solves the problem for now but l don't like having extra apps on my system.
     

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