In standard LaTeX (i.e., with, say, cmr fonts etc) a "---" is replaced by an emdash. I believe this is treated as a ligature. Is it possible to make a "---", in effect, generate the contents of the following macro?
(See comment on Dashes: - vs. – vs. —).
I'd like to clarify what I'm trying to achieve. Suppose I have several document that are sharing a "company style file" (or a company class file). This allows documents that use semantic markup to be made to look consistent. For example the meaning of
\emph can be made to mean italics or (shudder) underlining. What if I wanted to consistently make emdashes (entered as
---) look like
\mdash (i.e., adhere to that spacing). Aside from editing all the files and replacing
\mdash is there a