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How hard would it have been for the HTML entity for "—" — the em dash — to have been &emdash; and not — ? Was there such a shortage of space available that we couldn't have that little "e" there? Did they believe that it was called "m dash"?

Every time I use one of those guys — and I use them a lot, for better or for worse — I get it wrong and curse the entity committee. (It must have been a committee.)

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There are inconsistencies and annoyances all over the entities list.

I use — quite a bit, and I never make a mistake. This doesn't mean it's done right. My personal favorites to say are …, š, and ÿ.

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