User talk:LiniShu

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Hi, I'm LiniShu, welcome to my talk page!

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Again, welcome! I saw that you had to welcome yourself, so I thought I'd drop by and welcome you as well. Welcome to the project! Yours, Smee 12:05, 2 June 2007 (UTC).

re: And another thank you[edit]

Thanks for your answer to my question at Help talk:Adding texts. Cheers, Lini 11:16, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me or post on the community discussion page. —{admin} Pathoschild 17:27:39, 02 June 2007 (UTC)

Renewed welcome[edit]

I revised the welcome template above, which has been updated with what I hope you find are helpful links. Again, welcome. CYGNIS INSIGNIS 05:46, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your validation work[edit]

Hi, just want to drop by and thank you for your work on validating various pages. Just a small note about emdashes and endashes. An emdash is usually printed without spaces either side of it, and if there is space it will be at the most a thin-space about ¼ em in width. I also see you're replacing the emdash character (—) with the &; written out character. Would you like me to add the buttons for emdash and endash to your edit toolbar? Cheers, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:21, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your feedback. Re "no spaces surrounding emdashes"—Got it! :) As for replacing the emdash character with the &; written out character: Ah, I see. Using View history and going back to the proofread version of one of the pages (prior to my validation and edits), when I look at the page, I can see that the character is an emdash; whereas in the editing pane it looks to me the same as a standard modern-day keyboard dash (which is an endash? idk?) - so, my update was unnecessary in the first place, and then detrimental because of adding the spaces. Sorry :( As for adding the buttons for emdash and endash to my edit toolbar: yes, that might be helpful, thank you! By the way, when I try to click on 'Special characters' in the toolbar, it seems to just 'spin' for a long time without actually loading. Does this indicate a problem with one of my preference settings? Cheers to you, and thanks for your patience in allowing a newbie to try things out, get some things wrong, learn from some well-applied constructive criticism, and continue on. Lini (talk) 11:05, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

A "modern-day keyboard dash" is hyphen-minus and should not generally be used for a dash of any kind, it may be used as a hyphen or a minus sign, though in theory, the more precise characters are preferable and it has the wrong vertical placement for a proper minus sign:

  1. em dash
  2. en dash
  3. minus sign (looks very similar to an en dash but technically isn't)
  4. figure dash (although this may appear to be the same width as the en dash, its size depends on the width of digits, whereas an en dash should be ½ em wide. More importantly, they have a different purpose)
  5. - hyphen-minus (which is what you get on the keyboard normally when you shift the underscore)
  6. hyphen

There are also non-breaking hyphens (U+2011), horizontal bars (U+2015), etc.--Doug.(talk contribs) 13:47, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

OK, I've added the buttons to your editing toolbar. They should appear at the right hand end. By the way, I suspect that you are using the "Enhanced editing toolbar". This is still a beta version and it doesn't always behave. I suggest you turn it off (on the Editing pane of Preferences), but make sure that in the "Advanced" box just above it that the "Show edit toolbar (requires JavaScript) is turned on. For special characters, there is a box at the bottom of the editing screen which has a drop-down menu labeled Select. This has lots of special characters in various groupings. If you have a big enough screen, there is a Gadget that you can use to have this box fully expanded. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:03, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Your surmise about the "Enhanced editing toolbar" was correct. Lini (talk) 11:41, 26 October 2011 (UTC)