[OS X TeX] typing em dash (---)

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Sep 17 06:07:33 EDT 2013

Am 17.09.2013 um 02:54 schrieb Ross Moore:

> The character that shows in the mailer as '‹'  *is* 
> actually an endash in some encoding.

The encoding used in that eMail for the content was "quoted-printable", which was actually:


In Unicode it's an 8-bit control character. It is valid for example in the Losedos Code Pages 1250-1252, where it is SINGLE LEFT-POINTING ANGLE QUOTATION MARK (U+2039) – just what we saw. In Mac-Roman it's LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH TILDE.



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