hard hyphen


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hard hyphen

A hyphen that always prints. Contrast with soft hyphen.
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Still, it can hardly be doubted that hard hyphens were lost in the course of editing and printing, and the first edition displays innumerable cases of ambiguous line-end hyphenation in its citations,
We became aware of this problem when having the text re-keyed for the second edition, and asked the keyboarders to use a special code for line-end hyphens in quotations which may or may not have been true hard hyphens. These manifest as a slightly wavy hyphen in print, indicating the ambiguity.