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Typography Cheatsheet—A Comprehensive Guide to Smart Quotes, Dashes & Other Typographic Characters · Typewolf
This is a pretty great rundown of the keyboard shortcuts for single quotes, double quotes, en dashes, em dashes, daggers, double daggers, pilcrows, numero signs, ellipsis, degree symbols, and also the various forms of accented letters.

(It looks like the numero symbol—№— is only available through a keyboard shortcut if you enable the ABC Extended Keyboard.)
keyboard  shortcuts  mac  windows  canonical  option  command  2018  typewolf  dashes  emdash  endash  quotes  degrees  pilcrow  numero 
may 2018 by handcoding
Regarding the Em Dash
It is the doppelgänger of the punctuation world, a talented mimic impersonating other punctuation, but not exactly, leaving space to shade meaning.
january 2018 by 1rick
Mad Dash: How to Use the Dash in Writing - The New York Times
“Let’s consider the most versatile piece of punctuation — the dash. That’s right — I’m talking about the horizontal line formed by typing two hyphens in a row. It’s the mark that — unlike commas, periods, semicolons and all the others — doesn’t seem to be subject to any rules.”
emdash  punctuation  2017  byagoda 
november 2017 by handcoding
Dash-dash it all! Apple’s bad beta decision on em and en dashes
In older usage, three em dashes in a row indicated a redaction, like omitting someone’s name in the press. This survives as a Unicode character (&#11835)! Unfortunately, not every font has the glyph.

In a sentence, it might appear as, “Mr M——⸻ of Green Bay told Miss B———⸻ of Bowling Green that the check was in the mail.” I found a wonderful example from 1852 of someone speaking aloud the term “three em dashes” either as a typesetting error (a direction to type a ⸻ was misunderstood) or as a kind of verbalization of punctuation.

Lot of fun history here apart from the ios 11 beta complaint.
typography  emdash  dashes  apple  ios 
july 2017 by madamim
Inserting an Em Dash (Microsoft Word)
On inserting an em dash:
* In Word for Mac, you can get an em dash with Option+Shift+Hyphen
* In Word for Windows, you can get an em dash with Ctrl+Alt+Minus (on the numeric keypad). Or if you don’t have a numeric keypad, you can hold down Alt and type 0151.
word  emdash  keyboard  shortcuts  windows  mac  2014 
january 2017 by handcoding
How to Insert Special Characters in Microsoft Word - ErinWrightWriting.com
Some Windows-based keyboard shortcuts for Word:
"Em Dash: Alt + Ctrl + Num –
(Alt plus Ctrl plus the minus sign on the number pad)

"En Dash: Ctrl + Num –
(Ctrl plus the minus sign on the number pad)"
word  keyboard  shortcuts  emdash  endash  2017 
january 2017 by handcoding
Sections and pilcrows -- making the § and ¶ on the iPhone - iPhone J.D.
This post offers a decent summary of many (most?) of the hidden iPhone press-and-hold keyboard shortcuts (like the em dash, en dash, degree sign, and so on).
iphone  keyboard  shortcuts  2014  emdash  endash 
october 2015 by handcoding
Type an n-dash or m-dash on a tablet, iPhone or Android phone - Punctuation Matters
This post goes over how you can get an em dash on an iPhone or Android keyboard.
android  keyboard  emdash  endash  2015 
october 2015 by handcoding

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