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Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.2dev.19 patch #6 (em dash = --)

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.2dev.19 patch #6 (em dash = --)
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 02:43:35 +0300 (MSK)

15-Mar-99 15:12 David Combs wrote:
> About the em-dash,

> What is easier to read of these two:

> Now is the time -- so they say -- for all good men to come...

> Now is the time--so they say--for all good men to come...

Yon may change one line in src/chrtrans/def7_uni.tbl yourself:
replace "U+2014:--" with "U+2014: -- " IN YOUR PRIVATE COPY of lynx
and stop spawning lynx-dev with your samples (a better idea may be
complain to page authors instead).

> When the output font is TYPEWRITER, FIXED WIDTH, etc, it
> looks (to me) a lot nicer with a space on each side of
> the two-hyphens.

> To my eyes, the "--" binds a lot closer to the character
> to the left, sort of like a single hyphen does.

Fix your eyes or use GUI browser.

> It should at least be an option for the html engine, so
> each of us can get what WE find the EASIEST to read.

> Myself, I prefer the extra space as a visual cue that the
> "--" is a BIG ("low precedence") separator, separating BIG

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