I am looking for long division symbol for inline use. For US style there are several choices.

For displayed long division, French style, there is xlop package.

I am looking for the inline version, French style, which, for $x \div y$, would look something like an $x\ L y$ with $y$ inside $L$.


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I'd use an array without intercolumn space:




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  • What is \vline? Is it similar to |? From your code I understand it is being used as a column separator, right?
    – azetina
    Dec 14, 2013 at 19:15
  • @azetina Using \vline avoids undesirable spaces.
    – egreg
    Dec 14, 2013 at 20:17

Just for fun. Of course the link @Werner gave you is a good start. Notice that what I did was just to play around with someone else's code. See MWE below:

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Taking now the following code an playing around with the node anchors, we have the following MWE:


  \tikz[baseline=(n.base)]{\node(n)[inner sep=1pt]{$#2$};
    \draw[line cap=round](n.north west)--(n.south west)--(n.south east);




Note that this command may not be robust. So, wait for other possible responses and choose the best that suites your needs.

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