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A current project involves getting documents from someone in .doc format from which I just cut/paste into my text editor for web markup. I just got a surprise when I copied a short list and only half of it "pasted". It seems that MS-Word has (at least) two dash or hyphen-like characters and one of them translates strangely. In this case it was the longer one, presumably intended to be a dash, which caused the problem. Here is a sample of the first lines.
I see that paste works just fine in this forum editor. How come it causes a "delete to end of line" effect for me?
AMALAGAMATED DOUKHOBOR CHOIR– traditional Doukhobor singing GRAHAM BALDWIN – songs of life’s seasons & struggles JON BARTLETT & RIKA RUEBSAAT– BC & Canadian songs ROBERT BERTRAND – country blues with guitar& harmonica