[texhax] The Em Rule, a Question of Style
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue May 18 15:40:19 CEST 2010
Philip G. Ratcliffe wrote:
> Many, if not most, style guides suggest that there should be NO space
> surro[u]nding the em dash.
The Oxford Guide to Style says (in part)
"Use [the em-rule] spaced to indicate the omission of a word,
and closed up to indicate the omission of part of a word"
"Use the em-rule closed up in a written dialogue to indicate
"Use the spaced em-rule in dictionaries and indices to indicate
a repeated head word or part of a definition"
"Use the spaced 2-em rule for a repeated author's name in
successive bibliographic entries"
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