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Subject:EM or EN usage <NIGHTMARE> ! From:dan -dot- gallagher -at- pulsartech -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 11 Feb 2004 09:44:43 -0500
Thoughts regarding these big hyphens.
A year ago I switched from a life of using a PC to using a Macintosh (more
Quark ext. available for Macs). I love the Mac now. Anyway, when I
transported all my pc created files over to the Mac, each and every EM dash
turned into an enyay (Spanish n with a tilde over it). At first I didn't
know what caused this. It's a major pain in the butt. I am still being
plaqued by them to this day, a year later. Apparently different keystrokes
are used on each computer to create these nasty hyphens. I had to change
all of them in hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of pages of
docunentation, graphic files and tables.
As I said already, I'm still being plaqued by them today.