Re: U.S. vs Global Punctuation

Subject: Re: U.S. vs Global Punctuation
From: Barbara Karst-Sabin <barbara -at- QUOTE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 22:08:33 -0700

Bruce Ashley wrote:
Yes, absolutely right. I've had a couple of things published by an
English publisher who specifies that writers, from wherever they may be,
submit their material with not only British punctuation, but with
British spelling conventions as well. I'd remembered the sinqle quotes
vs. double quotes, but completely forgotten about putting the period
outside vs. inside. Oh, well, they took it anyway.

Perhaps the person Dough spoke to was thinking in terms of localization
and the British standard being applied in that arena???


> Hi Doug,
> To the best of my knowledge, 'Global Punctuation' means 'British
> Punctuation'.
> The U.S. has its own set of standards similar to, but distinct from, the
> rest of the world.
> But in ten years of creating manuals and training material, I have never
> had to worry about the differences in punctuation. They are too subtle for
> most. I think the only time you have to be 100% perfect in your grammar is
> when dealing with someone who knows the difference.

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