Glyph of the Week

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– endash Unicode 2013

Typographical quotation marks are traditionally regarded as hallmarks of more sophisticated type setting processes. Today however, the proper use of dashes vs hyphens is a much more meaningful signifier of typographic prowess. It is, in a way, so subtle that it's not possible to ironically subvert it yet.

While dashes may come across as slightly pedantic in some contexts like expressions of range in mid-text, they must – whenever possible – instead of hyphens to separate sentence parts in style.

hyphen: 10-02-2017, en dash: 2016–2017, em dash: 2017—, quote dash: ―xx, minus: −10°C

Minima includes all usual hyphens and dashes.

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Glyph of the Week: – endash 2013

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