Characters Codes

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English Typography

Use the proper English characters instead of their misused equivalents.

Quotes
“ () opening quote (instead of ")
” () closing quote (instead of ")
Apostrophe
’ () apostrophe (instead of ')
Dashes and Hyphens
– (– or –) en dash, used for ranges, e.g. “13–15 November” (instead of -)
— (— or —) em dash, used for change of thought, e.g. “Star Wars is—as everyone knows—amazing.” (instead of -, or --)
Ellipsis
… (… or …) horizontal ellipsis, used to indicate an omission or a pause (instead of ...)

For a more complete list visit Character entity references in HTML 4.0 at W3C


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