Re: International Punctuation

Subject: Re: International Punctuation
From: Francois Masson <Francois_Masson -at- BERCLAIN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 16:09:25 -0400

In French, we use most of the same punctuation marks than do American
English writers, but with some typographical differences. For example,
we put a space between a word and a colon ( exemple : ). We also use
chevrons («») instead of quotes.

François Masson
Berclain a BaaN company
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Sainte-Foy (Québec) Canada
Phone: 418-654-1454 ext. 218
Fax: 418-654-0645
email: mailto:Francois_Masson -at- berclain -dot- com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Stamant, Kirk R [SMTP:stamankr -at- JMU -dot- EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 1998 3:38 PM
Subject: International Punctuation

Hi all!

I have a punctuation question that involves
international readers. Does anyone know if different
cultures use either different punctuation marks than do
American English speakers or if any cultures use "standard
American punctuation marks" differently than American
English speakers do?

Thank you all for your help.


Stamant, Kirk R
stamankr -at- jmu -dot- edu

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