Re: Onscreen or on-screen

Subject: Re: Onscreen or on-screen
From: "Janet Swisher" <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: chrismorton11 -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:04:57 -0500

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 11:40 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> <snip> *An on-screen keyboard is also provided wherever needed...*
> A couple of dictionary sites indicate that on-screen should be hyphenated as
> you see here. However, I'm thinking that hyphenation is no longer required
> for this word. What are your thoughts? Any supporting arguments?

Generally, I pick a dictionary and stick with it, so that I don't have
to worry over every hyphenation issue that comes up. I like
Merriam-Webster: <>

If you want to be a trend-setter, you can ignore the dictionary.
However, Google shows about 5 million hits for "onscreen", vs. 45
million hits for "on-screen". So the vast majority of usage (at least
online, and therefore probably in print) is still "on-screen".

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