When typing texts on Word, Notepad or even in Google Docs. I want to use the dash symbol. Note that symbol is used in dialogs.
All keyboards simply doesn't have the dash symbol (Alt+0151), so most people use the hyphen character (the minus signal on numeric keypad).
Note the difference:
Hyphen symbol: -
Dash symbol: —
When writing books or another text using dialogs is specially painful the absence of dashes... IMHO dashes are not special characters, but (very) common characters!
Some writer here lived that situation? How it's possible that none noted that absence/problem? How do you solved that problem?