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March 26, 2008
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Google took me here, luckily.
So, for you professional editors/writers, will it be useful if we support these kinds of dashes/hyphens separately when we develop our software?
* en dash - using the glyph in the font* em dash - using the glyph in the font* 'n'-width dash - stretching the length of hyphen to the width of 'n' of the font, as some fonts do not have en dash glyph in the font* 'm'-width dash - stretching the length of hyphen to the width of 'm' of the font* hyphen - just the standard '-' char, right next to '0' (if US Qwerty keyboard layout)* figure dash - the width of a number or the proceeding number if not fixed width font* negative sign - use the hyphen (which is shorter than the regular mathematical minus symbol) on the same height with other operators* minus symbol - same width, center line aligned to the center of plus, multiplication, division operator signs, left-right spacing based on TeX rule
If yes, how would you rate the usefulness/priority?This is mainly for our equation editor software but it looks most of the concepts/rules should be borrowed from the publishing side.
Thank you for all the info here.
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