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Type an em-dash on an iPhone

Typography and punctuation geeks rejoice! It's easy to type an em-dash on the iPhone's or iPod touch's virtual keyboard. To do so, tap the .?123 key to switch to the numeric keypad. Then touch and hold on the Hyphen key to reveal a pop-up strip showing an em-dash. Slide to the em-dash and release your finger.

Note that this basic trick works with many other keys on the virtual keyboard.

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Ross Brown <ross@bnr.ca> writes in regard to the Usenet Macintosh Programming Awards mentioned in TidBITS-278:

I'll point out, as I did to those present at the awards ceremony at WWDC, that all of this year's winners are from outside the U.S. This adds some substance to Apple's claim that the Macintosh is a growing force in global computing.

 

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