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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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BBEdit 5.0.1 Update

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BBEdit 5.0.1 Update -- Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 5.0.1, an update to the commercial version of the high-powered text editor. In addition to a handful of bug fixes (see "HTML Enhancements Highlight BBEdit 5.0" in TidBITS-454), changes in this version include the function scanner now supporting JavaScript (whether embedded in an HTML document or in a standalone file), additional support for inserting include files and placeholder tags, improved image tag updating, and the addition of several HTML-oriented scripting commands. Version 5.0.1 also adds a generous selection of tweaks and minor feature enhancements. Owners of BBEdit 5.0 can download the 1 MB update for free from the Bare Bones Web site or a number of mirror sites. [GD]

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