Re: Does hyphenation make reading hard for ESLers?

Subject: Re: Does hyphenation make reading hard for ESLers?
From: Kent Newton <KentN -at- METRIX-INC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 19:07:00 PST

On Wednesday, February 14, 1996 12:55 PM, Glenda Jeffrey wrote:
> ... snipped ...

>I wanted to know whether *correct* hyphenation would
>screw up people for whom English is not
>their first language.
>--
I avoid hyphenation, even when writing for native speakers. You don't
gain that much paper real estate by hyphenating, and it usually slows
down the reader.

Kent Newton
Senior Technical Writer
Metrix, Inc.
kentn -at- metrix-inc -dot- com


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