Re: Does hyphenation make reading hard for ESLers?

Subject: Re: Does hyphenation make reading hard for ESLers?
From: Chris Hulin <chrish -at- SPIDERNET -dot- COM -dot- CY>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 19:46:58 +0300

Kent Newton wrote

>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.

Yes, but with justified text you get rivers of white, especially in narrow
measures, and ragged text is very ragged. I think visual attractiveness
contributes to readability.

BTW what is ESL? Educationally Sub L?????
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