RE: Punctuation in quotes -- American style

Subject: RE: Punctuation in quotes -- American style
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, Richard Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:28:41 -0700

Robert Lauriston wrote:

> When using quotes to indicate something the user types, I put punctuation
> the user should not type outside the quotes.
>
> That's one reason I don't like to use quotes for that. A more important one
> is that when the user has to type quotes it can get very confusing. Also,
> it's often nice if the user can just copy and paste the code.

And if your document uses left and right ("curly") quotes instead of straight quotes ("inch marks"), then copying and pasting will most likely fail.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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303-903-6372
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References:
Punctuation in quotes -- American style: From: Richard Hamilton
Re: Punctuation in quotes -- American style: From: Robert Lauriston

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