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This is the ndash template, it looks like this " – ".

It works similarly to the HTML markup sequence " – ". That is, a non-breaking space, a short dash (known as an en dash) and a normal space.

{{}} and {{Endash}} redirect here and can be used as alternative names for this template.

This template is used when you want something stronger than a bold middot "·" or a bullet "•", but shorter than a mdash "—". (An en dash is half the width of an em dash.)

Normal usage[muuda | redigeeri lähteteksti]

The recommended usage is to use no space before the template and one space after the template, like this:

[[Salt]]{{ndash}} [[Pepper]]

It will render one space on each side of the dash, like this:

SaltPepper

If it line breaks then the line break will come after the dash, not before, like this:

Salt
Pepper

For long dashed lists each list item can be put on its own line, with no spaces between each item and the template. Like this:

 [[Salt]]{{ndash}}
 [[Pepper]]{{ndash}}
 [[Curry]]{{ndash}}
 [[Saffron]]

(It doesn't matter if there are no or some spaces at the end of the lines, after the templates.)

As before it will render one space on each side of the dashes, like this:

SaltPepperCurrySaffron

And if it line breaks then the line break will come after one of the dashes, not before, like this:

SaltPepper
CurrySaffron

Incorrect usage[muuda | redigeeri lähteteksti]

If the template is used slightly wrong it will in some cases still behave well. For instance if there are no or several spaces after the template. Like these examples:

[[Salt]]{{ndash}}[[Pepper]]
[[Salt]]{{ndash}}   [[Pepper]]

Both of them will render exactly as before, with just one space on each side of the dash, like this:

SaltPepper

And it will still only line break after the dash, like this:

Salt
Pepper

But putting one or more spaces before the template will cause problems, like these examples:

[[Salt]] {{ndash}}[[Pepper]]
[[Salt]]   {{ndash}}[[Pepper]]
[[Salt]] {{ndash}} [[Pepper]]
[[Salt]]   {{ndash}}   [[Pepper]]

Then it will render with two spaces before the dash, and one after, like this:

Salt  – Pepper

And if it line breaks it might break before the dash, like this:

Salt
 – Pepper

Technical details[muuda | redigeeri lähteteksti]

The space before the dash is a non-breaking space. That means it will not line break and will not collapse together with normal spaces that come before the template.

The space after the dash is a normal space. That means it wraps (allows line breaks) and it will collapse together with normal spaces that come after the template to form one single space.

Dot size reference list[muuda | redigeeri lähteteksti]

· <small> middot
· middot
· <small> bold middot
· bold middot
<small> bullet
bullet
bold bullet
ndash
mdash

See also[muuda | redigeeri lähteteksti]

There are several other templates with similar functionality:

  • {{·}} – Bold middot "·" is mostly used for dotted lists.
  • {{}} – Bullet "•" is mostly used for dotted lists that use small font sizes.
  • {{mdash}} – Mdash "—" is an em dash, a longer dash.