Support en and em dash

Would be great if the system is able to support more advanced punctuation like en and em dashes, right now it just converts them to hyphens.

To be clear of what I'm referring to, see the link below.

It used to support them! Why did they take it away?

I did find this:   <span style="letter-spacing: -3px;"> --- </span> which puts in an em dash


Trusted Contributor

Yes, but that will only work if you can edit the html which has been taken away.

Status changed to: Open Questions

Hey @RobertM065 is there a specific area where you're not able to insert the em-dash? I just tested within our editor and was able to insert it without an issue. 

Occasional Participant

So... the way I usually key in an em-dash is by pressing Shift/Option/Minus keys at once. In CC it shows it as a nice long "double hyphen" as it's supposed to, but then when I save and send the eBlast, it reverts back to a single hyphen. Every time. It's really annoying because it looks like my grammar is incorrect to readers. 

Occasional Participant

Please fix the am-dash!! We need it, it is grammatically necessary and is driving us all nuts. So simple, yet still no luck:-)

Status changed to: Closed - No Action

Thank you all for taking the time to post in the Community! It's important to note emdashes can be included by copying and pasting it into your email's text through our Third Generation Editor. If you would like to continue the conversation, please feel free to reply here in the Community or vote on any of the other open ideas to let us know what you would like to see.


Nope. Tried copy and pasting an em dash. It reverts.



Hi @JimB12599 I apologize for any confusion my previous response may have caused. You are seeing this emdash revert because you are still working in our older Second Generation Legacy Newsletter Templates. This feature is currently available in our Third Generation Editor. I would recommend switching to our Third-Generation Editor to have access to this feature.