Hypertext Help with LaTeX
LaTeX provides for three sizes of dashes which are indicated by typing one, two, or three consecutive dashes in the text.
- a hyphenation dash, as in X-ray, is a single dash
- a dash between limits, as in 1--2, is a double dash
- a parenthetical punctuation --- such as this --- is a triple dash
Note that this applies to paragraph mode. In math mode each - is interpreted as a minus sign.
Revised 11 May 1995.