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Old 07-27-2010, 10:12 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Lexi Revellian View Post
Perhaps replace the M dash with an N dash with a space on either side? It's what Penguin use in their printed books, and it looks good I think.
I too use spaced 'Ndash' instead of mdash, but with a slight mod, since mobi/kindle will sometimes put the linebreak before the dash, which just looks wrong to me. So, I am using the format [word][non-breakspace][ndash][space]. Additionally, no space after a left quote, nor before a right quote. I apply the same ruleset to ellipsis as well (converting 3dots where necessary, since these seem to be positively guaranteed to fall at a line boundary!)

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