Can anyone confirm if the hyphen or dash is longer? Which one is longer than the other and which one is the shorter?


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Let me Google that for you...

Short answer: a hyphen is shorter than a dash, and has different usage.

If you want a longer answer: see previously answered question on the matter.

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    The convention for responses like this is to flag or close-vote (for those with the ability to). Answering, just to tell them it's google-able and is duplicate, will get nothing but downvotes.
    – Hank
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 14:59
  • Fair enough - sorry, I can't help but rebel occasionally ;-)
    – Bekahland
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 15:51
  • Doesn't bother me that you rebel; downvotes don't effect me and it will likely be deleted, anyways. Just advice for you :)
    – Hank
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 15:53

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