Horizontal Rule Broken?

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When I try to create a horizontal rule with 3 dashes, it doesn’t create a line in preview mode. If I create it with 3 underlines, it works. Aren’t both valid markdown syntax?

Using dashes


Using Underlines

Here is a screenshot of what it looks like in Obsidian Preview mode.

that’s not 3 dashes.

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Ahh, that’s it, iOS is turning two dashes into an em dash. It is the iOS feature of smart punctuation turning two dashes into an em dash. When I turn off smart punctation it works fine. Here is an article about it: Mastering iOS: How to make two hyphens not equal an em dash. - wolfe with an e's blog

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