[texhax] dash spacing

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Mon Apr 2 15:27:28 CEST 2012

re spacing around an em-dash:

On Mon, 2 Apr 2012, Tom Sgouros wrote:

    Aha, I get it.  Plus I feel better about not being able to find it.

    Does this mean that the spacing (or lack thereof) varies from font to

i can't speak with firsthand knowledge
for anything but computer modern.  but
i very much doubt that there is space
around an em-dash in other fonts because
one of the functions of an em-dash (at
least in metal) is to allow multiple
dashes to be set butted up against one
another to make a solid line, and for
that, spacing would be counterproductive.
						-- bb

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