Hairspaces Around Dashes

This simple but effective plugin converts spaces around dashes (both em and en dashes) into hairspaces.

Dashes are punctuation marks that are commonly used in written text. A long dash (—) is known as an em dash, whereas a short dash (–) is known as an en dash.

This plugin converts any whitespace around dashes into smaller hairspaces, to produce a more elegant typographic effect.

Both em and en dashes are recognized.

Look at the following sentence, which uses dashes:

I love this plugin — and everything about it — because it works so well.

When this plugin is activated, the sentence would appear like this (with smaller spaces around the dashes):

I love this plugin — and everything about it — because it works so well.

1.0.3

  • Eat all surrounding whitespace, not just the nearest character.

1.0.2

  • Fix formatting error in readme.

1.0.1

  • Minor edits to internal code.
  • Changelog created.

1.0.0

  • First version.