Greg’s Plugins for WordPress

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Em Dash Hairspaces

Place typographically correct hairspaces around em dashes.

What this Plugin Makes Possible

Although WordPress prides itself on beautiful typography, it’s missing the hair spaces that spruce up typographically accurate rendering of em dashes. This plugin drops in hair spaces around em dashes in post content and post excerpts.

At the time it was originally written, I decided not to use the plugin because it turned out that both older versions of Firefox and the now thoroughly obsolete IE6 failed to render hair spaces correctly. Returning to evaluate browser support in current versions and enabling hair spaces at long last is on my ‘to do’ list.

How it Works

This plugin communicates with WordPress primarily by tapping into the following:

  • the_content
  • get_the_excerpt

Configuration: None

No administrator time is required — just plug and play!