(Fwd) Re: en and em dashes (in HTML)

Subject: (Fwd) Re: en and em dashes (in HTML)
From: LaVonna Funkhouser <lffunkhouser -at- HALNET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 09:31:13 +0000

> LaVonna wrote:
> [snip]
> >If those Alt+0151, etc. dashes are going into an HTML document
> >for the WWW, think twice. Those codes are Windows specific
> [snip]

> I just inserted Alt-0151 into a test html document and viewed it on Netscape
> 2.01, and it showed up fine.

> Michael Cargal

You're missing the point. Make an experimental HTML page with
various kinds of dashes, then view them on a non-Windows browser,
especially a UNIX flavor of Netscape.

Several months ago, a colleague and I put sections of a client's
manual on their intranet. We had discovered that our Alt-0151
dashes "worked" (for us), so we used them. When I viewed the
results on a programmer's AIX terminal, I was surprised to find
that my dashes had disappeared.

It might seem like a throw-back to typewriters (type-whaters?),
but I'd stick to --.

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