## Tuesday, August 9, 2011

### figure dash in XeLaTeX

Figure dash ‒ is used for dashes in numbers (0763‒5345). It does not indicate a range, for which the en dash is used. In LaTeX there are commands for:
• endash: `\textendash`
• emdash: `\textemdash`
• minus: `\textminus`
Because the code for figure dash is 0x2012 I define the following command for a figure dash in XeLaTeX:
`\newcommand{\textfigdash}{\char"2012 }%figure dash ‒`