Re: Hyphenation in technical documentation

Subject: Re: Hyphenation in technical documentation
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 10:54:01 +0000

Paul Pehrson wrote:

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.

Bruce Byfield



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