Topics pertaining to the use or meaning of symbols other than punctuation in written English

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What is the error called when incorrect special characters are used?

On the German keyboard there is the ` key, which when typing in English, is often missused instead of the apostrophe don`t instead of don't What is that sort of error called?
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What does the symbol “-do-” mean?

While i encountered this symbol in a science textbook, but i am pretty sure it is related to english language. This was used in a table that was summarizing the contents of a section. While i am ...
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What does Ï mean in a play?

I just saw this in a play that I'm reading (on p24 of this version of A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller): Enter Beatrice with coffee. ï What does the ï represent / mean? I can't find it ...