How can I type proper dashes like en- and em- dashes, and curly single and double quotes? I'm switching from MacOS and it was one of the first things I missed when typing an email. I maintain websites, post news stories, etc., and need to be able to use proper characters for my job.

Is there OS-level support like on the Mac, or is it per app? I noticed that Libre Writer seems to convert quotes to curly quotes properly, and converts space+hyphen+space to an em-dash properly, but it doesn't seem to do en-dashes, like in a score or time range (3-2, 1:00-3:00 p.m.).

If I have to manually type them all, I guess that's ok. Are there keyboard shortcuts for these things?

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