Re: Rates [followup]

Subject: Re: Rates [followup]
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:23:59 -0700

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 6:27 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:57 PM, Anon TWer <anon_twer -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
>> I asked my co-worker "one space or two after a period?" Reply: "One unless it looks funny, then use two."
>
> Logic says pick one and stick with it. Localization says pick one or
> suffer potential increased cost due to fuzzy matches.



The actual answer is:

- Proportionally-spaced fonts (most word processors): Use one space.
- Fixed-spaced fonts (like typewriter): Use two spaces.

This rule doesn't apply when formatting code samples. Follow the usage
practices for the language. For instance, *nix fstab configurations
require tabs, not multiple spaces. Who knew?


Make sure you ask them about their hyphenated noun cluster and serial
comma policy. That ought to be a hoot.

-T
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.
http://www.doctohelp.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


Follow-Ups:

References:
Rates: From: Anon TWer
RE: Rates: From: Chantel Brathwaite
Re: Rates: From: Richard Mateosian
Re: Rates: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Rates [followup]: From: Anon TWer
Re: Rates [followup]: From: Bill Swallow

Previous by Author: Re: Weekend gigs (Re: What makes us competitive? (was Re: Rates)
Next by Author: Re: Rates [followup]
Previous by Thread: Re: Rates [followup]
Next by Thread: Re: Rates [followup]


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads