[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question for Braille Readers

  • From: "Jamie Yates, CPhT" <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 14:47:17 -0700 (PDT)

An em dash is TWO regular dashes, two regular hyphens. It signifies a pause in 
speaking. That's why you can't just use a regular dash (a hyphen). An em dash 
has always been made by typing two hyphens. Modern software turns the two 
hyphens into an em dash which looks like one long dash.
  If you go into word and type -- (hyphen hyphen with no spaces), word will 
turn it into an em dash which is now represented by ^+ if you're searching for 
it with the find command.
  You can tell word not to automatically convert it, if you choose.

Jamie in Michigan 
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