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Re: Picture Book Mockup



On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 11:46:12PM +0100, Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 16:18 -0600, Ian Weller wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:07:38PM -0800, Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> > > Setting in critic mode:
> > > Did you use hyphen or em dashes in first and last paragraph?
> > > Careful with the widow at the end of last paragraph?
> > > Title "Chapter 2: Friends" is hard to read due to similar hue. Enlighten it
> > > might help.
> > > 
> > This is a *mockup*. I'm also extremely picky about em dashes, and we'll
> > make sure we use those correctly in the finished book. :D
> 
> Heh, are em dashes actually used in English? In Czech we use only
> hyphens, - (like in screen-cast), and en dashes, – (when separating
> sentences, denoting ranges, etc.)... Em dashes, —, seem over too long
> (to me) ;-) Although, for some reason my evolution displays both the en
> dash and em dash with same length (which is wrong)...

In English typography, I've seen em dashes used far more often than
not to separate clauses of interjection -- like this one! -- but
whereas ASCII text generally represents an em dash as three hyphens
(---), most people type it as two or (shudder) one.

My mutt client displays your hyphen, en dash, and emdash above as
three different lengths as intended.

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