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: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 13:29:00 PST

On Friday, February 16, 1996 7:46 PM, Chris Huln wrote:
>Yes, but with justified text you get rivers of white [if you don't
hyphenate], especially in narrow
>measures, and ragged text is very ragged. I think visual attractiveness
>contributes to readability.

True, if you justify your text, you may get rivers. But I don't justify
my text (and I don't want to get into the discussion about justification
again!).

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

ESL stands for English as a Second Language.


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


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