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#516 Autoreplace paired hyphens w/ m-dash

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2006-06-20
2006-06-13
Timothy Lord
No

Slashdot's page is pretty inconsistent when it comes to
dashes. Readers and editors use a mix of m-dashes,
single hyphens, and double hyphens, with or without
space on either side, where an m-dash would probably go
in a print publication.

I suggest automatically (on submission) or on command
(in the backend, as with fixquotes) replacing every
instance of (two hyphens with a space on either side)
with a single m-dash with a space on either side.

Discussion

  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2006-06-20

    • assigned_to: nobody --> cowboyneal