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Thread: Ellipsis or Em Dash?

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    Confused Ellipsis or Em Dash?

    Hey, I have a proofreading question.

    When there is hesitation in the middle of word, should you use an ellipsis or em dash? I've seen it done both ways. Examples:

    O...kay
    O--kay

    I've already asked my scanlation team about it, but I wanted to know what you guys think.

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    Re: Ellipsis or Em Dash?

    If you want to split the word without repeating it then it's Em Dash, otherwise it's Ellipsis.
    In other words:
    O--kay or O... Okay

    Well, I think you can also use Em Dash (or a normal dash for that matter - it's not like many comic fonts can differentiate anyways) for a "repeating" word, but only if you want the pause to be much shorter.
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