Re: en and em dashes

Subject: Re: en and em dashes
From: Jane Bergen <janeb -at- AIRMAIL -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 22:54:17 -0500

On Thursday, May 16, 1996 9:25 AM, Brad Connatser[SMTP:concom -at- USIT -dot- NET] =
>Can anyone tell me the keyboard shortcut for the en and em dashes for =
>IBM-compatible word processor? Do the shortcuts depend upon the type of
>word processor (Word, Works, WordPerfect, and so on)? Please help this
>PC-illiterate Mac user.


>Brad Connatser
>Concurrent Communications
>concom -at- usit -dot- net

Brad, the ascii set should always work in any PC program. . . but never =
say "never" or "always" !

Anyway . . . Try for an em dash alt+0151. For an en dash alt+0150. If =
you open the Windows program called "Character Map" (charmap.exe - - - =
and I seem to have deleted mine!), it shows you all the characters. Pass =
your cursor over each character and look at the lower right (? if I =
remember correctly) corner and the numbers (0151, 0152, etc.) appear =
there. Remember to use your number pad, not the keyboard numbers on the =
QWERTY side.

I guess I'm just telling my age....I remember when we ONLY had those =
ascii characters to use and I will go to my grave with some of them in =

Jane Bergen

Jane Bergen, Technical Writer
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