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What is a Unicode character for an arrow without a head? A dash will do, of course, but it's not at the same height, length or thickness as a Unicode arrow in general:

→ vs -

I've looked in all three Unicode arrow sets (U+2190-21FF, U+27F0-27FF and U+2900-297F), but all their arrows are headed.

Is there a Unicode character that is (expected to be) a line of the same length, height and thickness as the lines used in the standard Unicode arrows?

  • maybe \u2015? I just googled unicode dashes compart.com/en/unicode/category/Pd and jkorpela.fi/dashes.html try \uFF0D and \u2014 – barlop Dec 8 '17 at 18:21
  • @barlop That seems to be at a slightly different height : ―→ – John Gowers Dec 8 '17 at 18:23
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    Seems to depend on font. In Arial they are the same height. In courier new(default notepad font), they are different heights. I see in your youtube comment they show as same height so the font used on superuser shows them as same height. – barlop Dec 8 '17 at 18:26
  • @barlop Yes, me too - the difference was much more pronounced when writing the comment, but as soon as it switched to the display font it disappeared. Maybe I should just find something that works with my current font: I was hoping that there was an 'official' headless arrow character, which would be more likely to work the same way across fonts. – John Gowers Dec 8 '17 at 18:29
  • well, could choose the font to suit it. Or even a script that identifies those characters and makes sure they show in a suitable font, while leaving the rest of your document in the font you want for the rest of it. – barlop Dec 8 '17 at 18:31

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