displaying dashes

Subject: displaying dashes
From: Bek Oberin <gossamer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 21:06:58 +1100
Got a problem with double-dashes in DocBook:

Skud wrote:
> In the print output, double dashes (eg "--") are smushed down to one
> dash ("-"), which is fine in most cases.  The problem is when it happens
> inside a literal context such as <programlisting> ... I've had some
> *very* strange directory listings:
> -r-r-r- blah blah blah...
> My workaround, using four dashes, gave the right output in print but
> gave something like this in HTML:
> -r----r----r----
> Oops :)


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