Re: Proposing a DOUBLE HYPHEN punctuation mark

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2007 - 07:55:19 CST

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    Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela at cs dot tut dot fi> wrote:

    >> I always thought the convention of using a double hyphen to indicate
    >> line-splitting hyphenation at a point where lexeme-joining
    >> hyphenation would have occurred anyway was a simply brilliant idea,
    >> one I wish were in more widespread use.
    > ...
    > Anyway, Unicode is about characters that are used, rather than
    > characters that should be used.

    Sorry, I probably should have been more clear that I was talking about
    the concept of double hyphen itself, not whether it should be encoded.
    Jukka is absolutely right about this.

    Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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