Re: Punctuation outside US

Subject: Re: Punctuation outside US
From: Thorsten Konersmann <tk -at- documentation -dot- engineering>
To: Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:45:11 +0000

Hi Jim,

I agree with Lois. If you are writing in English for a global or
non-natively speaking audience, you simply pick one form of English and
stick to it. The consistency also helps with translation.

For example, I am located in Germany. For a large, globally acting
customer, we create documentation in US English, which also gets
translated. But all English-speaking markets receive the version in US
English.

Best,
Thorsten


On Wed 7. Jun 2017 at 03:51, Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I know there are different practices for placing the period or comma inside
> or outside quotation marks. In the US, we place the period, comma inside
> the "quotation mark," while in the UK, it is placed outside.
>
> I'm developing some documentation for the South American market. Does
> anyone know what the practice is there for this type of punctuation?
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