Re: Hyphenation in technical documentation
As we were discussing this topic, he
told me that recently another writer told him that "good technical
writing" doesn't use hyphens, and we should update our template
documents to turn off auto hyphenation.
Did he give any reason?
It's true that best practices in typography try to minimize hyphenation, and to avoid more than two in a row, but why would technical writing in particular avoid hyphenation?
This sounds like a personal quirk to me.
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