各種特殊符號的英文

Hacker News 首頁上看到「Pronunciation guide for UNIX」這個列表,裡面有各種特殊符號的英文。

裡面列的真的比較簡易,舉例來說,像是他對 - 的說明是:

但如果你查 Hyphen (連字號) 與 Dash (連接號) 的定義,都會指出者兩個東西是不一樣的東西:

The hyphen is sometimes confused with dashes (figure dash ‒, en dash –, em dash —, horizontal bar ―), which are longer and have different uses, or with the minus sign −, which is also longer and more vertically centred in some typefaces.

The dash is a punctuation mark consisting of a long horizontal line. It is similar in appearance to the hyphen but is longer and sometimes higher from the baseline.

裡面的說明用在口語上表達應該還行,但如果是真的在寫比較正式的資料的時候還是要去其他地方確認...

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