RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?

Subject: RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <leonard -dot- porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:51:09 -0500




It is ambiguous, it doesn't mean the same thing in every language. I guess if your translators know what you mean by "&", they can translate it. In general, I am learning that it is safest to try to be clear about everything that will be localized.

>
> I understand why you'd avoid contractions. Why avoid the ampersand?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Leonard
>
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> To: janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?
>
>
> Both should be avoided if you are localizing.
>
> >
> > On Feb 10, 2010 4:26AM, Laura Lemay wrote:
> > >
> > > I have used ampersands in chapter titles and headings and no one has
> > > come to my castle with
> > > torches and pitchforks yet.
> > >
> > > On the other hand, I also frequently use contractions and the
> > > editorial people get really mad at me about that, so
> > > grain of salt, etc.
> > >
> >
> > We go the other way: most contractions are
> > ok but we don't use ampersands.
> >
> > -- Janice
> >
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References:
RE: Place punctuation inside or outside of quotes when writing software docs for English speaking Europeans in Europe?: From: Claudine CHAUSSON
Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Bill Swallow
RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Laura Lemay
Re: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Janice Gelb
RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Kat Kuvinka
RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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