RE: Using Punctuation in and out of Quotes

Subject: RE: Using Punctuation in and out of Quotes
From: "Cheyne, Andrew" <Andrew -dot- Cheyne -at- vicorp -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:57:22 +0100

We're saying the same thing. The post that I was replying to said that the
problem went away if the code was in Courier. I was only pointing out that
there were circumstances in which you'd probably have to do something more.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Hower [mailto:hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com]
Sent: 11 October 2004 15:42
To: Cheyne, Andrew; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Using Punctuation in and out of Quotes

Cheyne, Andrew wrote:
In many circumstances you can't rely on the typeface alone. To a reader not
versed in the finer points of typography, punctuation marks in different
nfonts can look very similar.

I don't think this would be a problem in the context of the document, and if
it did become a problem, then you could set off the entered code into a
seperate paragraph. If that didn't work, then some other sufficient
distinction could be made other than quotes, perhaps changing the background
color on the entered text to a light gray (just enough to show a
difference), font color, an underline, an obvious change in font size, or
something else. As long as you take into account requirements like Section
508 if your working with electronic/online docs, that is.

Sean Hower - tech writer

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