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I want to type "1/2" or "1/4 "and have it remain as full-size font characters but it keeps converting to fractions which are unreadable at small size. How to defeat the conversion?

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It's an effect of the default Auto-Correct Preferences in Publisher, at least for English. You can remove those entries from the Auto-Correct list, or when you notice one happening that you don't want just "Undo" (Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Cmd+Z (Mac)).


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That will work in most cases.  If it doesn't, there's another possibility.  OpenType fonts can implement their own arbitrary ligatures, and recently I was reminded of this with a font that provided glyphs for the fractions 1/9, 2/9, 4/9, 5/9, 7/9 and 8/9 via its ligature tables.  (3/9 being equal to 1/3, and 6/9 being equal to 2/3, the font did not provide special glyphs for those ninths improper fractions.)

In the Character panel, Typography subpanel, there is a button labeled "1/2".  That appears to control the use of fraction ligatures.  Make sure it's turned off.

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