[OS X TeX] [OT] OS X 10.3.3 strange text (dash) behavior

Fredrik Wallenberg fwallenberg at mac.com
Sun Apr 18 16:50:38 EDT 2004

Has anyone else had problems with several applications having "smart 
features" when it comes to dashes. I see it in Mail, TexShop, 
OmniOutliner and TextEdit, so I assume it is a system wide "feature". 
There are two features... two repeated dashes gets converted to an 
em-dash. A single dash is left alone (surrounded by space) is converted 
to an en-dash.

To understand what I'm staying, just open one of the apps above and 
type the following (without the '):

This is an '-' en-dash ( - )
This is an '-''-' em-dash (--)

While this would be wonderful behavior if I was using WYSIWYG editing 
it is not very helpful for me. How do I get rid of it?


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