Rules and opinions for handling titles with em dashes?

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Rules and opinions for handling titles with em dashes?
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I'm limited for space on an envelope i'm designing for where i'm using a title that contains an em dash. I'd like to break the line, but wasn't 100% sure of the right way to handle the situation. At the moment the type is too small and the line remains unbroken while still fitting for width.

I've read through http://typophile.com/node/41071 and the commentary in http://www.typophile.com/node/30372, and I think I agree with what Bruce Kennett said. I just wondered if there were solid rules like "never break titles even for the sake of an em dash"

anyhow, thanks in advance :}

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Ben Mitchell's picture
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If it's possible to show a jpeg it'd be easier to judge.

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true.

I found this handled in the same manner in another job here, so I'm just going to follow with the same thing.

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I wish we could get away from all the Myriad usage, not that its so bad.. just overused.

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Joined: 12 Aug 2007 - 4:05pm
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I'd question the use of the dash. I'm not sure what it adds.

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i agree too, but that's how the wikipedia entry has it
im not sure why you would need an em dash in most titles,

buuut since its printed in this manner, and on websites like this, i'll break after it the same way
thanks for taking a look :)