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Re: 1.23: UTF-8 device produces mysterious characters

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: 1.23: UTF-8 device produces mysterious characters
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 09:41:51 +0100

Hi Steffen,

> Hyphen is good at the end of line when a word is hyphenated, otherwise
> it is misplaced.

Not in English.  A hyphen may be used to join compound adjectives, as a
two-minute Google would show.  :-)  An ‘American-football player’ isn't
necessarily American whereas an ‘American football player’ is, but he
may be playing what the Yanks call soccer.  It's also used when adding a
prefix to a word, as in ‘re-sort’ to re-run sort(1) as ‘resort’ is where
one holidays.

> En dash would look nice, i could imagine.

Those ASCII ‘-’ above should be rendered as a hyphen in nicely typeset
output.  An en-dash is far too big.  Oh, there's another one!

Cheers, Ralph.

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