Hyphenation rule of thumb

Subject: Hyphenation rule of thumb
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 1994 08:48:28 -0700

>According to my IBM dictionary, real-time is hyphenated, but it's
>listed there only as an adjective

I vote for realtime.

Richard's rule of thumb: If it started as two words and you can now find a
reference that says it should be hyphenated, it's time to start spelling it

Yes, I can think of exceptions. ...RM

Richard Mateosian Technical Writer in Berkeley CA srm -at- c2 -dot- org

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