Sunday, June 26, 2022

Found While Rummaging Around the Internet

 In the world of typography, a humble horizontal line can mean at least seven different things depending on its length and the context in which it gets used. Generally, the most confusing of these are the hyphen, en dash, and em dash.

The differences can be found -- in great detail -- here.

I didn't know any of these differences even existed.  And it is highly unlikely that I will ever use any of that wonderfully arcane knowledge in practice.  It's still going to be that little dash key tucked away near the top of the keyboard between the zero and the plus sign no matter what the world of typography thinks. Oh, once in a while the minus sign in the number pad when dealing with numbers.  But that's it.

And,  yes, you're right.  Even I found it a bit surprising that I found that interesting.  But I did.


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