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TIRET CADRATIN [1 record]

Record 1 2004-08-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Typography
DEF

A horizontal stroke one em in length.

OBS

This is the regular dash used in punctuation. When printers speak of dashes without specifying the body size, they usually mean the em dash.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Typographie (Caractères)
DEF

Petit trait horizontal, généralement fondu sur un cadratin, que l'on place après un mot interrompu en fin de ligne, faute d'espace, pour renvoyer à la fin du mot, au début de la page suivante.

Spanish

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