The ability to type a long dash has disappeared from Catalina. Using the + - key no longer works unlike previous versions. Now I just get a beep, and no EM dash.

This is across several apps including native macOS ones, and 3rd party like Adobe's.

How do I type a long "Em" dash in Catalina?

  • Please don't use such unnecessary block letters when other alternatives are available. Thanks to @pkamb for the revision too! Keyboard icons & terminology on meta.apple to the rescue. – ankii Oct 15 '19 at 22:46
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    Doesn’t a double dash automatically convert to an em dash? Just like three periods convert to a single ellipses – John Keates Oct 16 '19 at 4:08

The Em Dash keyboard shortcut is now: Shift Option -

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