[Carnival] Hyphen vs. N-Dash

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dhouwn
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[Carnival] Hyphen vs. N-Dash

Post by dhouwn » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:14 am

That's preposterous! :o
(The one who haven't Lucida Grande won't see what I mean)

At least the "—" is still nicely long… :D
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Re: Why is the "–" not visibly longer than the "-"?

Post by Tom T. » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:23 am

dhouwn wrote:That's preposterous! :o
(The one who haven't Lucida Grande won't see what I mean)

At least the "—" is still nicely long… :D

Which - and - do you mean. and what has that to do with NoScript or this forum? Can you provide Unicode IDs for the characters to which you refer?

I have Lucida Console installed in Windows\Fonts. Is that close enough to reproduce your effect? ... and wouldn't that be either an OS Font issue, or, more likely, a phpBB issue?
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Re: Why is the "–" not visibly longer than the "-"?

Post by dhouwn » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:30 pm

Tom T. wrote:
dhouwn wrote:That's preposterous! :o
(The one who haven't Lucida Grande won't see what I mean)

At least the "—" is still nicely long… :D

Which - and - do you mean. and what has that to do with NoScript or this forum?
One is a simple hyphen ("-"), the other an n-dash ("–", U+2013).
The en-dash is not longer as the hyphen as it should be for those who have Lucida Grande (not Lucida Sans) here in the forums because it has highest priority according to the forums' CSS:

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/* Content container styles
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.content {
   min-height: 3em;
   overflow: hidden;
   line-height: 1.4em;
   font-family: "Lucida Grande", "Trebuchet MS", Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
   font-size: 1em;
   color: #333333;
   padding-bottom: 1px;
}
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Re: Hyphen vs. N-Dash

Post by Tom T. » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:10 am

Oh, wow.

I'll PM Giorgio and tell him to drop whatever he's doing and get on this right away...
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Re: Hyphen vs. N-Dash

Post by dhouwn » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:12 pm

Nothing less I would have expected for such a dire blemish. :D
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