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Bug 2279 - Dash substitution feature ignores most common rendering of em dashes
Dash substitution feature ignores most common rendering of em dashes
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-06-01 01:21 UTC by Demi
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Demi 2005-06-01 01:21:14 UTC
The proper way to enter dashes--using a typewriter--is a double-hyphen without
spaces. The resulting proper typesetting would be an em dash with no space (or a
hair space) around it--not full spaces. The current feature (from bug 1485)
doesn't substitute "--" with an em dash, meaning that the most common
typewriter-like entry of these dashes is not substituted; and further, the
substitution of " -- " encourages the use of this construct, which is unusual,
and which results in incorrect typography (full spaces around the resulting em
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-06-20 04:59:16 UTC
I've removed the automatic dash conversion for now; perhaps in some future parser that actually 
works in a clean fashion this can be done without breaking other markup left and right.

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