Wikipedia:How to make dashes

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Short explanation[edit]

  • For Macs: Opt+- (en dash) or Opt+ Shift+- (em dash), and ignore the rest of the page.
  • For Linux, if you have a Compose key: Compose--. (en dash) or Compose--- (em dash), and ignore the rest of the page.
  • For Windows: Alt+0150 (en dash) or Alt+0151 (em dash), using the number pad and ignore the rest of the page.
  • For iPhones and iPads or Android devices: hold the - on screen keyboard until a pop up appears with choices including the en dash and em dash. If using an external keyboard use the Mac advice above. Ignore the rest of the page.
  • Alternatively, copy and paste an en dash (–) or an em dash (—) as required.
  • Or, use the CharInsert edit tool.

Long explanation[edit]