Re: Glyphs for German quotation marks

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2006 - 12:01:34 CDT

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    On Thu, 15 Jun 2006, Adam Twardoch wrote:

    > And likewise, U+2014 ("EM DASH") does not *have* to be exactly one em
    > wide (em being a unit that corresponds to the nominal type size, auf
    > Deutsch "Geviert").

    Quite right!
    But no matter how long your EM-dash will be, it should always be
    longer than the EN-dash.

    > As in all areas of type design, or even general
    > design -- it's a good habit to follow standards unless there is a good
    > reason to break them.

    But you shall never produce an EM-dash that is shorter than the

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