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dashes, again

From: Chris von Rosenvinge <chris@vingdesign.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 14:45:10 -0400
Message-Id: <p06230900bf12cbe5d7d6@[]>
To: html-tidy@w3.org

My subscription to the list was interrupted, so I am trying this 
query again. My apologies in advance if you are receiving this 
message for the second time.

I'm a graphic designer, and the differences between an em-dash, 
n-dash and hyphen matter to me. I customarily use &#8211; for 
en-dashes and &#8212; for em-dashes. When I clean up my pages using 
Mac Tidy, though, it converts these both to the same hyphen. Same 
thing if I use &ndash;  &mdash; I use a configuration file, but 
haven't been able to find what variable controls the way Tidy deals 
with these entities. What is the solution?

Chris von Rosenvinge
Received on Sunday, 31 July 2005 18:45:23 UTC

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