Re: Punctuation outside US

Subject: Re: Punctuation outside US
From: Shari Punyon <sharipunyon -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:07:41 -0400

I agree with your approach. Normally, i would say "follow US English, not
UK, for a South American Market."

However, it sounds like it would be highly confusing to the commas in the
quotation marks, as it might imply that the commas are part of the software
terms. Most people would understand that they are not, but never
underestimate the ability of your users to misread something!

On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 10:34 AM, Jim <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm sorry I should have specified: I'm
> writing in English. The material I'm working with has a number of technical
> terms which are enclosed in quote marks, which is why this has become such
> an issue. I've decided to leave the punctuation outside the final quote
> mark for clarity. I agree the most important thing is to maintain a
> consistent approach.
>
> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 6:33 AM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > The internet says its punctuation outside quotation marks for Spanish.
> > Presuming we're talking about Spanish, and not Portuguese.
> >
> > If you're writing in English and will have the text translated, I'd leave
> > it to the translators to deal with that issue. They should know what the
> > convention is for various regional audiences.
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> > 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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References:
Punctuation outside US: From: Jim
RE: Punctuation outside US: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: Punctuation outside US: From: Jim

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