En Dash

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Common Dashes - Em Dash
... The em dash (—), m dash, m-rule, or "mutton", often demarcates a break of thought or some similar interpolation stronger than the interpolation demarcated by parentheses, such as the ... For example, the em dash is used in the following way in Joseph Heller's Catch-22 The term em dash derives from its defined width of one em, which is the length, expressed in points, by which font sizes ... em of 24-point type is 24 points wide, and so on (by comparison, the en dash, with its 1-en width, is in most fonts either 1⁄2 em wide or the width of an n) ...
Common Dashes - En Dash - Itemization Mark
... The en dash may be used as a bullet mark at the start of each item in a list. ...
Chinese Punctuation - Other Punctuation Marks - Punctuations
... Em dash ( —— ) Similarly, the em dash is written so that it occupies the space of two characters in the center of the line ... Chinese dash is 破折号 (pinyin pòzhéhào) ... En dash ( — ) When connecting two words to signify a range, Chinese generally uses a fullwidth en dash occupying the space of one character (e.g ...
Common Dashes - Figure Dash
... The figure dash (‒) is so named because it is the same width as a digit, at least in fonts with digits of equal width ... The figure dash is used when a dash must be used within numbers (e.g ... It does not indicate a range, for which the en dash is used nor does it function as the minus sign, which also uses a separate glyph ...

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