Originally Posted by Ripplinger
Another question about the en/emdashes... does it matter if they're orphaned and fall onto the next line? I know I avoid it for ellipses, but it's never bothered me if an emdash should fall on the next line like so (but I could be very wrong about that since I'm still such a newb at this and perhaps it should be avoided too):
Yes: except for a brief period, the house had been untenanted for some time
—for fifteen years, in fact.
I don't like an em-dash on the next line.
If we could rely on renderers, I would suggest that for
<word><no-break space U+00A0><en-dash><space><word>.
you could use
<word><word joiner U+2060><em-dash><word>
But most renderers will do what they want anyway, and might display an unknown character symbol.