Re: Russia and China - two of ...
I remember learning about em and en dashes both when I learnt to type and when I did my proofreading course. However, I don't remember my old manual typewriter having separate keys for the two (although it might have and I've just forgotten). Computer keyboards certainly don't though. Like 5jj, when I write by hand, the two are clearly different lengths but I still leave a gap either side of the dash, and not of a hyphen.
Originally Posted by 5jj
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.