In a list of titles followed by brief summaries what's the proper punctuation to separate each title from it's summary. This is for, like, a short description of the sections of a work. About kobolds.

I was thinking it would be an em-dash or an en-dash, but Wikipedia didn't list this sort of thing among the uses for either AFAICT. Colon feels not quite right. Please advise.

@benhamill I feel like you could do it with formatting instead of punctuation. Bold the title and write the summary in plaintext.

Or use a dash.

@witchfynder_finder I'd thought about doing italics… hmm hmm. The titles are also gonna be links, so they'll already be blue and underlined. I just—IDK. Something makes me want a specific separating symbol. Maybe I'll try a few and see how they look. Bleh.

@benhamill If I'm writing something informally, I'll often do the dash thing or even just

- Thing, known for its other thing

But I also happen to know that Github flavored markdown supports tables, if that looks good to you:

@BestGirlGrace I think a table is too technical-looking for what I'm trying to do. Which isn't something I'd ever super considered, so it's interesting to me. The idea that layout can affect the tone of a work.

But, yeah. I should probably just do a dash.

Yeah! One of my favorite things to do is explore the kind of institutional voice documents can have even before you read the writing. It's gotten to the point where I reread some of my old work like and think "I should write an in-house style guide for this secret government organization".

If you're doing a bulleted list, you can also do subheadings.

- Title
:blank: - Description

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