2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 27, 2018 10:11 AM by Beth Graham

    em dashes


      Hi --


      Should we transcribe em dashes (long dashes) as they appear in original documents? Please let me know. (alt-code is alt-0151, if so)


      Thanks --


        • Re: em dashes
          Lauren Algee Tracker

          Hi Beth,


          A good question and one we haven't gotten yet!  Since we are transcribing for searchability, the difference between a dash, double dash, and em dash is not a crucial one and should not prevent a transcription from being approved. That said, I encourage you to transcribe as closely as you can to the original representation of punctuation. If you think that using the alt code for em-dashes will create the closest represtation, than go for it!  And thank you for sharing the code for others who may want to use it .


          - Lauren

          Crowd.loc.gov Community Manager

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