U+2215 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Mathematical Operators in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Math Symbol and is commonly used, that is, in no specific script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Ambiguous East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is mirrored. Its corresponding mirrored glyph is . The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 28 other glyphs. In text U+2215 behaves as Ambiguous regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

This character is distinct from U+2044 FRACTION SLASH. It is intended to represent the operation of dividing, not an actual fraction. For a discussion see this detailed answer on SuperUser.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

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fraction(from Latin:fractus, "broken") represents a part of a whole or, more generally, any number of equal parts. When spoken in everyday English, a fraction describes how many parts of a certain size there are, for example, one-half, eight-fifths, three-quarters. Acommon,vulgar, orsimplefraction (examples: and 17/3) consists of an integernumerator, displayed above a line (or before a slash), and a non-zero integerdenominator, displayed below (or after) that line. Numerators and denominators are also used in fractions that are notcommon, including compound fractions, complex fractions, and mixed numerals.The numerator represents a number of equal parts, and the denominator, which cannot be zero, indicates how many of those parts make up a unit or a whole. For example, in the fraction 3/4, the numerator, 3, tells us that the fraction represents 3 equal parts, and the denominator, 4, tells us that 4 parts make up a whole. The picture to the right illustrates or 3/4 of a cake.

Fractional numbers can also be written without using explicit numerators or denominators, by using decimals, percent signs, or negative exponents (as in 0.01, 1%, and 10

^{−2}respectively, all of which are equivalent to 1/100). An integer such as the number 7 can be thought of as having an implicit denominator of one: 7 equals 7/1.Other uses for fractions are to represent ratios and to represent division. Thus the fraction 3/4 is also used to represent the ratio 3:4 (the ratio of the part to the whole) and the division 3 ÷ 4 (three divided by four).

In mathematics the set of all numbers which can be expressed in the form a/b, where a and b are integers and b is not zero, is called the set of rational numbers and is represented by the symbol

Q, which stands for quotient. The test for a number being a rational number is that it can be written in that form (i.e., as a common fraction). However, the wordfractionis also used to describe mathematical expressions that are not rational numbers, for example algebraic fractions (quotients of algebraic expressions), and expressions that contain irrational numbers, such as √2/2 (see square root of 2) and π/4 (see proof that π is irrational).

System | Representation |
---|---|

Nº | 8725 |

UTF-8 | E2 88 95 |

UTF-16 | 22 15 |

UTF-32 | 00 00 22 15 |

URL-Quoted | %E2%88%95 |

HTML-Escape | ∕ |

Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake | â |

Property | Value |
---|---|

Age (age) | 1.1 |

Unicode Name (na) | DIVISION SLASH |

Unicode 1 Name (na1) | — |

Block (blk) | Math_Operators |

General Category (gc) | Math Symbol |

Script (sc) | Common |

Bidirectional Category (bc) | Other Neutral |

Combining Class (ccc) | Not Reordered |

Decomposition Type (dt) | None |

Decomposition Mapping (dm) | |

Lowercase (Lower) | ✘ |

Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) | |

Lowercase Mapping (lc) | |

Uppercase (Upper) | ✘ |

Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) | |

Uppercase Mapping (uc) | |

Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) | |

Titlecase Mapping (tc) | |

Case Folding (cf) | |

ASCII Hex Digit (AHex) | ✘ |

Alphabetic (Alpha) | ✘ |

Bidi Control (Bidi_C) | ✘ |

Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M) | ✔ |

Bidi Mirrored Glyph (bmg) | |

Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) | |

Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) | None |

Cased (Cased) | ✘ |

Composition Exclusion (CE) | ✘ |

Case Ignorable (CI) | ✘ |

Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex) | ✘ |

Changes When Casefolded (CWCF) | ✘ |

Changes When Casemapped (CWCM) | ✘ |

Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF) | ✘ |

Changes When Lowercased (CWL) | ✘ |

Changes When Titlecased (CWT) | ✘ |

Changes When Uppercased (CWU) | ✘ |

Dash (Dash) | ✘ |

Deprecated (Dep) | ✘ |

Default Ignorable Code Point (DI) | ✘ |

Diacritic (Dia) | ✘ |

East Asian Width (ea) | Ambiguous |

Extender (Ext) | ✘ |

FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) | |

Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) | Any |

Grapheme Base (Gr_Base) | ✔ |

Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext) | ✘ |

Grapheme Link (Gr_Link) | ✘ |

Hex Digit (Hex) | ✘ |

Hangul Syllable Type (hst) | Not Applicable |

Hyphen (Hyphen) | ✘ |

ID Continue (IDC) | ✘ |

Ideographic (Ideo) | ✘ |

ID Start (IDS) | ✘ |

IDS Binary Operator (IDSB) | ✘ |

IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST) | ✘ |

InMC (InMC) | — |

Indic Positional Category (InPC) | NA |

Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) | Other |

ISO 10646 Comment (isc) | — |

Joining Group (jg) | No_Joining_Group |

Join Control (Join_C) | ✘ |

Jamo Short Name (JSN) | — |

Joining Type (jt) | Non Joining |

Line Break (lb) | Ambiguous |

Logical Order Exception (LOE) | ✘ |

Math (Math) | ✔ |

Noncharacter Code Point (NChar) | ✘ |

NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) | Yes |

NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) | Yes |

NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) | |

NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) | Yes |

NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) | Yes |

Numeric Type (nt) | None |

Numeric Value (nv) | NaN |

Other Alphabetic (OAlpha) | ✘ |

Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI) | ✘ |

Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext) | ✘ |

Other ID Continue (OIDC) | ✘ |

Other ID Start (OIDS) | ✘ |

Other Lowercase (OLower) | ✘ |

Other Math (OMath) | ✘ |

Other Uppercase (OUpper) | ✘ |

Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn) | ✔ |

Pattern White Space (Pat_WS) | ✘ |

Quotation Mark (QMark) | ✘ |

Radical (Radical) | ✘ |

Sentence Break (SB) | Other |

Simple Case Folding (scf) | |

Script Extension (scx) | Common |

Soft Dotted (SD) | ✘ |

STerm (STerm) | ✘ |

Terminal Punctuation (Term) | ✘ |

Unified Ideograph (UIdeo) | ✘ |

Variation Selector (VS) | ✘ |

Word Break (WB) | Other |

White Space (WSpace) | ✘ |

XID Continue (XIDC) | ✘ |

XID Start (XIDS) | ✘ |

Expands On NFC (XO_NFC) | ✘ |

Expands On NFD (XO_NFD) | ✘ |

Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC) | ✘ |

Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD) | ✘ |