[texhax] dash spacing

Tom Sgouros tomfool at as220.org
Mon Apr 2 15:42:02 CEST 2012

That makes sense.  Thanks Barbara.


On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 9:27 AM, Barbara Beeton <bnb at ams.org> wrote:

> re spacing around an em-dash:
> On Mon, 2 Apr 2012, Tom Sgouros wrote:
>    Aha, I get it.  Plus I feel better about not being able to find it.
>    Does this mean that the spacing (or lack thereof) varies from font to
>    font?
> i can't speak with firsthand knowledge
> for anything but computer modern.  but
> i very much doubt that there is space
> around an em-dash in other fonts because
> one of the functions of an em-dash (at
> least in metal) is to allow multiple
> dashes to be set butted up against one
> another to make a solid line, and for
> that, spacing would be counterproductive.
>                                                 -- bb
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