# Does Markdown not recognize &ndashes in comments?

Is this a bug to the comments? What other HTML entities does it also not recognize?

• &ndash; &mdash; &nbsp; – Erich Mar 26 '15 at 0:51
• @JeremyBanks unless i have character map open or memorize the alt-#s, i'm stuck, in other words? – Erich Mar 26 '15 at 2:13
• I guess so, though in general I've found a text file with the specific characters I use frequently to be more friendly than stuff like Character Map. On OS X in specific, I can you press Alt-Minus and Alt-Shift-Minus for the dashes, and Alt-Space for the non-breaking space. I don't know if Windows has similar shortcuts. – Jeremy Banks Mar 26 '15 at 2:17
• @erich I don't know what platform you're on, but on mine (Ubuntu, but anything with X Windows will be able to do it), it's [Compose] [-] [-] [.] → &ndash; / [Compose] [-] [-] [-] → &mdash; / [Compose] [Space] [Space] → &nbsp; ... most compositions are fairly intuitive, and other common ones are easy to remember. – user201929 Mar 26 '15 at 3:36
• @ZeroPiraeus i'm used to such autocorrects in microsoft word, but not in general on the web. mathjax is enabled in comments however; what is the equivalent symbol there? – Erich Mar 26 '15 at 3:42
• @erich Mathjax I don't know - I was talking about using the compose key for keyboard input on X Windows (which would have been clearer if <kbd> worked in comments). – user201929 Mar 26 '15 at 3:45
• WinCompose seems to offer compose key functionality for MS Windows. – user201929 Mar 26 '15 at 3:54