"These four little characters, “‐”, “−”, “–”, and “—”, often get
confused. Most computer users use just a single character, “-”, the
so-called hyphen-minus (the usual minus character you have on your
keyboard), which is, technically, different from all four."
This may seem a bit pedantic, but it can actually really help
disambiguate. I find it amusing that Google Maps doesn't know the
difference between hyphens and dashes, so the many roads around here
that are named after the two places they connect with a dash inbetween
are constantly mis-emphasised when Google is giving directions, because
it thinks the dash is a hyphen and tries to read the two place names as
if they were a single hyphenated name.
Via Ninja On Rye.
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*** Xanni ***
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