Hyphens and Dashes

Hyphens and Dashes


Hyphens, en and em dashes are among the most misunderstood, and misused, punctuation marks in typography. Do you want to get them right? Read this text by Ilene Strizver written for Fonts.com Fontology blog.

While their appearance is generally similar, they have distinct designs and serve specific functions. These three marks are not interchangeable, and knowing the difference is key to setting type correctly.

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