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doc-watson42
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:46 pm Reply with quote
I've tried to type em and en dashes in both the forum and the encyclopedia, but without result--they just disappear. Are they locked out of ANN specifically, or phpBB generally? (Though I have the same problem in vBulletin.) They are easy to include in macOS, and I find them very useful, as well as preferable to their typewriter substitutes (hyphen and double-hyphen).
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:11 am Reply with quote
We do use them in our articles, so it's definitely not an ANN-wide thing.
Here's one cut & paste: —
Seems to be working in phpBB.

Have you tried using the html code: — in the encyclopedia? The html code won't work on phpBB because html has to be explicitly whitelisted to work, and — isn't in the list.
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:13 am Reply with quote
Edit: I added — to the list of allowed html and found something interesting, it gets stripped down and the ampersand and semicolon are removed, resulting in:

<mdash>
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doc-watson42
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:35 am Reply with quote
Tempest wrote:
We do use them in our articles, so it's definitely not an ANN-wide thing.
Here's one cut & paste: —
Seems to be working in phpBB.

Have you tried using the html code: &mdash; in the encyclopedia? The html code won't work on phpBB because html has to be explicitly whitelisted to work, and &mdash; isn't in the list.

No, I've just tried to use the Macintosh keyboard versions: Option-hyphen (en dash), and Option-underscore (shift-hyphen; em dash).

Copying and pasting works, though: – —
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