[Purdue-pm] Meeting Today (really dashes)
mark at ecn.purdue.edu
Tue May 18 12:24:33 PDT 2010
On a web page you showed at the meeting earlier today I think
it said something like
Copyright 1999-2010 Purdue University
It may have used a hypen instead of an en dash.
There are four basic types of dashes, all of them should consist of
one continuous horizontal line with no spaces before or after it.
NAME LENGTH REPRESENTED BY EXAMPLE
IN THE EXAMPLES
hyphen short - dashes sometimes cause con-
en dash intermediate -- Copyright 1999--2010
(a date range)
the post--World War II years
figure dash width of digit --- 1---800---FLOWERS
em dash long ---- It was a revival of the most
potent image in modern
TO GET A TYPE IN HTML TYPE IN TEX OR LATEX
- - -
figure dash (don't know) (it's complicated)
en dash – --
em dash — ---
If you are using a font that doesn't have a figure dash, use a hyphen.
Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, 6.80&ndash96.
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