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Hairspaces Around Dashes

Description

Dashes are punctuation marks that are commonly used in written text. A long dash (—) is known as an em dash, whereas a short dash (–) is known as an en dash.

This plugin converts any whitespace around dashes into smaller hairspaces, to produce a more elegant typographic effect.

Both em and en dashes are recognized.

Look at the following sentence, which uses dashes:

I love this plugin — and everything about it — because it works so well.

When this plugin is activated, the sentence would appear like this (with smaller spaces around the dashes):

I love this plugin — and everything about it — because it works so well.

Reviews

21 di Mai dal 2023
Hairspace are a really common solution in book and magazine editing for em dashes, that can be hard to read without spaces, and too long and awkward with the spaces. But on the web, there isn’t a good solution as those spaces can help with justification. I tested on my website, and it works well without any issues. Thank you for developing this—more people should use it.
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Contributors & Developers

“Hairspaces Around Dashes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.5

  • Tested plugin with WordPress 6.0

1.0.4

  • Create event-handling function for internal code.
  • Add extra tag.

1.0.3

  • Eat all surrounding whitespace, not just the nearest character.

1.0.2

  • Fix formatting error in readme.

1.0.1

  • Minor edits to internal code.
  • Changelog created.

1.0.0

  • First version.