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Dashes are often used to indicate a word has been broken in the sentence or for composed words.

The following dashes exist:


Character name Shortcut key Usage
Hyphen (–) Alt+0150 Use between words that need to be joined together for example at a line break
Minus sign(−) 2212 then Alt+X in Word Use before a number as a minus −5°C
En dash (–) 2013 then Alt+X in Word Use for a time span or differentiation, for example: (1754–1763)
Em dash (—) 2014 then Alt+X in Word Use for interrupted sentences and others —not often used

Sources: http://www.punctuationmatters.com/the-difference-between-a-dash-and-a-minus-sign/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash#Em_dash

special_character/dashes.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/10 13:15 by joachim