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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WindsorPro, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. WindsorPro macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    I have created a keyboard layout with Ukelele, to type Armenian. When I press cmd-hyphen to get the soft hyphen, a minus sign is displayed, instead of the character I designed in the font I am using. I have noticed that out of the four ways of getting a hyphenation, only one displays the correct design. I call it design, because I have used it for all three locations: in Unicode coding 002D (the hard hyphen), 00AD (soft hyphen) and the original location of the Armenian hyphen (058A). Here are the four possibilities:
    1. in U.S. keyboard: just pressing on the hyphen, I get the desired character (because that's where the character is, 002D.
    2. in U.S. keyboard: by pressing on cmd-hyphen, I get the minus sign!
    3. in Armenia keyboard (the one I made, with Ukelele): by pressing on the hyphen, I get the minus sign.
    4. in Armenia keyboard: by pressing on cmd-hyphen, I get the minus sign.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    Off topic, but what is the difference between a minus and a hyphen? (Other then use)
  3. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    AFAIK, nothing, except that there are short hyphens for in-between words – and long hyphens, for in between words.

    Minus is just a short hyphen.

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