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Old Apr 8, 2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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How to make an en (–) or em (—) dash on iPod touch/iPhone?

Title basically sais all. I'd like to input an en dash, like –, or an em dash like — in Mail on my iPod touch. I've been searching, but haven't found a way.

Ideas?
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Old Apr 8, 2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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Title basically sais all. I'd like to input an en dash, like –, or an em dash like — in Mail on my iPod touch. I've been searching, but haven't found a way.

Ideas?
The short (en) dash can be found on the [123] keyboard screen, on the left side, under the "1".

I don't think there's an way to enter a long (em) dash.
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Actually, the character on the symbol keyboard is a hyphen (-), not an en dash (–). I don't believe there's any way to input an en or em dash at the moment.
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Old Apr 8, 2008, 02:08 PM   #4
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I may have spoken too soon. Here's how to enter an en, em or hyphen dash.

First enable the Japanese keyboard. (Settings>General>Keyboard>International Keyboards>Japanese[ON])

Then when entering text in English, press the Globe symbol (between the [123] and the [space] keys). This will bring up a slightly different keyboard. If you have other keyboards enabled, cycle through them until the Japanese one shows up. You can tell which one is active by the lettering on the [space] key. On the Japanese keyboard, you'll see a dash key immediately to the right of the [L]

Touching this key will bring up a screen above the keyboard showing keys with three different dash lengths. Simply select and touch whichever one you want and the hyphen, en or em will be entered into your text.

You can then switch back to the English keyboard and continue on.
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Old Apr 8, 2008, 06:09 PM   #5
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Wow thanks guys! Gonna try that out soon.
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