— Em Dash


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Technical information

Name Em Dash
Unicode number
Block General Punctuation
Unicode version: 1.1 (1993)
Alt code:
Alt 0151 (English keyboard layout)

Symbol meaning

A long dash (Em Dash) in windows, you can type Alt + 0151 on the keyboard. Numbers must be entered from the numeric part of the keyboard (right) with Num Lock on. Or copy from here. In the Word: Ctrl + Alt + Num-

Average (En Dash). In windows, you can type Alt + 0150 on the keyboard. In the Word: Ctrl + Num-

The Digital Dash. Separator in numerical expressions (997-06-25). The height is equal to the digits, the length is equal to the digit (it is not observed in all fonts).

Do not confuse a em dash with a hyphen. It is used in many languages ​​according to the rules of punctuation. In the Russian writing dash came in thanks to Karamzin. He was the first to actively apply it in the text. There are several kinds of this sign. The spelling rules do not specify which one to use — it is assumed that it is only one. Recently, in Russian, copying the traditions of English-speaking countries, two symbols are used. A long dash is in most cases, and an average for the designation of ranges (1939-1945) and in compound names (in English punctuation).

Em Dash html code can be seen just above on this page.

Em Dash was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993.

Text is also available in the following languages: Русский; Français;


Age 1.1
Block General Punctuation
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Composition Exclusion No
Case Folding 2014
Simple Case Folding 2014


Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 80 94 226 128 148 14844052 11100010 10000000 10010100
UTF-16BE 20 14 32 20 8212 00100000 00010100
UTF-16LE 14 20 20 32 5152 00010100 00100000
UTF-32BE 00 00 20 14 0 0 32 20 8212 00000000 00000000 00100000 00010100
UTF-32LE 14 20 00 00 20 32 0 0 337641472 00010100 00100000 00000000 00000000