Considering we have:

in = "F 18/10"

How can I make this to be:

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    $\begingroup$ You want the output to be a String too, correct? $\endgroup$ – Mr.Wizard Jul 16 '15 at 9:54

Please try:

 d1 : DigitCharacter .. ~~ "/" ~~ d2 : DigitCharacter .. :> 
  "\!\(\*FractionBox[\(" ~~ d1 ~~ "\), \(" ~~ d2 ~~ "\)]\)"]
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  • $\begingroup$ When trying to edit the output I see an error: INTERNAL SELF-TEST ERROR: MathEditCells2|c|1411 Click here to find out if this problem is known, and to help improve the Wolfram System by reporting it to Wolfram Research. $\endgroup$ – SuTron Jul 16 '15 at 12:21
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    $\begingroup$ @SuTron Unfortunately that's a bug in the Front End. If you manually create the same string in an Input cell, evaluate it, and try to edit the output I think you will get the same error. :-( $\endgroup$ – Mr.Wizard Jul 16 '15 at 12:36

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