May 7, 2019 at 23:13 UTC - Views: 13 #59616
I’m not sure if this is a WordPress problem or theme problem, but thought I’d start here… In my blog, http://www.katiescolitisjournal.com, I often use m-dashes as punctuation–i.e., like I’ve done just now. They are typed as two consecutive hyphens (2 n-dashes), but when the blog posts are displayed, those 2 hyphens get converted to a single, extra-long line. That line is an m-dash.
Unfortunately, in Weaver Xtreme, the m-dash is too short and looks more like an n-dash, which is just a hyphen, and which thus becomes a punctuation error. For example, in this post, this happens in the sentence: “Specifics on diet vary–these two healing philosophies come from vast, diverse regions of the world–but generally, ayurveda and TCM emphasize whole and healthy foods.” I can barely see that those dashes are m-dashes. It would be easy to mistake them for n-dashes; they would be better off as either double hyphens, or, if they’re going to remain this in-between length, for space to appear around them: “Specifics on diet vary – these two healing philosophies…”
Is there any way to fix this? Do I need to change the font? Is it a WordPress issue? Thank you!May 7, 2019 at 23:14 UTC - Views: 12 #59617
P.S. Ha! This forum converted all my m-dashes to n-dashes in my post above! They are supposed to be twice as long, which is how I typed them.May 8, 2019 at 00:35 UTC - Views: 11 #59618scramblerModerator
Google gave me thisMay 8, 2019 at 15:32 UTC - Views: 6 #59621
Scrambler, THANK YOU!!
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