From: Shawn Steele (Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com)
Date: Tue Mar 08 2011 - 17:26:27 CST
USPS zip+4 lookup software certainly isn't going to be expecting anything other than ASCII hyphen-minus. (A friend used to work in that field). If you're zip+4 has any chance of escaping into mailing software I'd avoid anything else.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Leonardo Boiko
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: Which hyphen for ZIP+4 codes?
I don’t know, but I suppose it depends on your intended purpose (for maximum portability I’d simply go with the bad old ascii hyphen-minus). Personally I like the figure dash U+2012 best, as it has the same width of a digit in most fonts:
On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 19:55, Doug Ewell <email@example.com> wrote:
> Which of the many hyphen and dash characters is preferred for
> separating the parts of a U.S. ZIP+4 code (such as 20500-0004)?
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org RFC
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