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by jmhimara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debate grammar in this thread
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: Debate grammar in this thread

For the record, jmhimara, I do understand your position, and I hope I haven't come across too strongly. Oh no, not at all. It's not very often that I get to debate the finer points typography with someone. And for all I know, there's no right answer to the question. As in most arts, there's no obje...
by jmhimara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debate grammar in this thread
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: Debate grammar in this thread

A few fair points, but ultimately I have to disagree. Yes, it is a matter of habit and comfort... if you're used to double spaced sentences, you're going to prefer them. But that does not dictate on whether it is better or worse. After all, it's only in the 19th century that that was a practice -- r...
by jmhimara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debate grammar in this thread
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: Style guide

Haha, it is true. The double spacing between sentences is something that started around the 19th century. And despite my categorical objection to it, it doesn't bother me that much. I'm OK if people want use it :lol: . Nevertheless, just because something was once common practice, it doesn't mean it...
by jmhimara
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Style guide
Replies: 39
Views: 9577

Re: Style guide

For the em-dash type in a word, two hyphens, and then the next word(s)
Good to know. :D

Yeah, it was only the matter of definition that I wanted to clarify. The practice is fine. It's perfectly acceptable to use the en-dash instead of the em-dash.
by jmhimara
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Style guide
Replies: 39
Views: 9577

Re: Style guide

Regarding the "Dashes and em-dashes" section on pg 4. I believe there's an error of definitions there: where you have "em-dash" it should really be "en-dash," and where you have "en-dash" it should be "hyphen." It's the hyphen symbol that's on your keyboard— not the en-dash. Typing two hyphens and t...