[bksvol-discuss] Re: M dashes and fonts

Sue, I think that comes from the fact that screenreaders, and many folks call the hyphen a dash. Correct or not.


Melissa Smith

On 1/24/2011 3:30 PM, Sue Stevens wrote:

Hi Mayrie,

In the days when I took dictation on the dictaphone, if someone said dash, they meant two hyphens, not one hyphen. If they said hyphen, they meant one hyphen, not a dash, which was two hyphens. Thus, I do not understand what you mean when you say we were never told to convert M-dashes to dashes. (smile)

Sue S.

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Hi Roger,

Never were we told to convert em dashes to a dash. It used to be necessary to convert them to two hyphens, but now the conversion tools do this for us. A dash is a hyphen creating a compound word, an em dash, or in the old days, two hyphens denoted a pause in the reading. Very, very different things, so if people are converting em dashes to a single hyphen or dash, they're not
helping at all!

Mayrie



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As I recall, we were told some time back that it is better if we change the
m dashes to a dash, but it is not required.


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Ah something else I didn't know. I have been changing those crazy M-s to
1
dash.  One less step I guess!  Sorry Cindy for the misinformation.
Reggie

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Cindy good news you can leave the m dashes in since the braille
translation
software can now read them correctly, as far as fonts go, I'll let someone
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Ugh, I have proofread before, but there are things I should remember.
If I have to do a training book, not sure I will cause I'm not sure I
have the time.

First of all, if the book has m dashes, do we take those out, or do
they translate into double hyphens. Or should they be changed to --.
Second, am I supposed to go through this book and find fonts to change.
Some of these say 11 point, not greater than 14.

Metyhinks these are my only questions about the book.

Cindy

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