en and em dashes

Subject: en and em dashes
From: scot <scot -at- HCI -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 10:59:15 +1000

<damn thing reckoned my first attempt at posting this was a duplicate! ha!>

>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 =

In word 7.0 (for 95) its autocorrect turns any two regular dashes -- into an
em dash.

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