[texhax] The Em Rule, a Question of Style
fqgouvea at colby.edu
Tue May 18 18:32:45 CEST 2010
Right. On the magazine I edit, the font face has a rather short em-dash,
so I use that with spaces surrounding it. With CM, that doesn't work as
well, so one might use the en-dash with spaces. That's the "house style"
of at least one publisher I've worked with. One can see a lot just by
looking, as Yogi Berra may have said.
On 5/18/2010 12:24 PM, Paul Isambert wrote:
> Correcting myself on three points:
> - I hadn't look at Uwe's link, where part of Bringhurst's citation
> appears, so sorry for the double.
> - I meant an unbreakable space after the /opening/ dash, and /before/
> the /closing/ one. That'd make no sense otherwise.
> - You have the right to do what you want, according to your
> typographical style. Rules can be broken once understood, especially
> typographic rules, which should serve the beauty of design. And now I
> stop talking like an old wise man with bad English.
Fernando Q. Gouvea
Carter Professor of Mathematics
Colby College Editor, MAA FOCUS
5836 Mayflower Hill Editor, MAA Reviews
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-- Leo Rosten
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