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Should we render double hyphen as an em dash?
Some places render "--" (double hyphen) as "—" (em dash).
Currently Codidact does not -- so these are left as double hyphens in both the edit preview and a rendered post (like that).
Would it be useful for Codidact to automatically render double hyphen as an em dash? Are there settings in which that would be a problem? When explaining command line flags such as
--verbose I'd expect the double hyphens to be inside a code block. Would only rendering as an em dash outside of code blocks be sufficient to avoid problems?
I'm not sure if this is feasible yet. I just wanted to judge community interest in the idea first.
In the meantime, if you want your post to contain an em dash, you can use "
—" which renders correctly as "—". Putting it inside a code block allows displaying the raw text as
— rather than —.
Note that it's "mdash" rather than "emdash" -
&emdash; won't work.