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On Sat, 5 Dec 2015, Robert Funnell wrote:

I'd like to comment on the 2 typographic rules mentioned for English.

(1) Many typographers believe that there should not be 2 spaces after the period at the end of a sentence. See

frankly most of these 'rules' are basically arbitrary, that is, not driven by any logical necessity and open to varying aesthetic preferences.

(it's fun reading the history of the prohibition against using 'they' as a gender-neutral form as in "if anyone parks their car in the lot, _they_ should check with security." wikipedia (sit venia verbo!) has a good piece on the "singular 'they'". or the nonsense about having to say, "it is I" -- guess anyone can write a grammar book, and they used to!)

anyway I don't insert two spaces - waste of space (unless required by editors, etc.).

(2) I don't think it's correct to say that double quotes are used for one thing and single quotes for another. The rule that I'm familiar with is that you consistently use whichever you prefer (or whichever your publisher requires) and then switch to the other style if they're nested. For example, you might write 'He said "She said 'I did it'"'.

I agree and note only that in one area I'm acquainted with the singular quote is often used to designate a technical term.


On Sat, 5 Dec 2015, Kolbjørn Stuestøl wrote:

Den 05.12.2015 01:58, anne-ology skreiv:
         This first section looks good as is;
            but does have a few grammatical errors which I'll point out in
] s.

         In spite of what some computer users say or do, I'll continue to
 stick with proper grammar -
I agree. But I know too little about English grammar and typographic rules
            after a period in a sentence there should be 2 spaces even
 these machines default to only 1;
In HTML double or more spaces becomes a single space. See Mark's reply to this list. It is a lot of work to add the code ' ' behind every
and double quotes are for conversations - single quotes - or
 your Norwegian << >> - would be used for empasis,
I'll try to remember this.

         And BTW - looks as if you've spent a lot of time creating a very
 good site & program,
Thank you.
Brian Barker (many thanks to him) has proofread the whole site and sent it
me private.
I will use his suggestions together with yours.
It will take some time to code it as I prefer hand coding.

Perhaps because the settings of of my e-mail reader I did not see the film. Was displayed as '[Image: display film]'.


 How to open LibreLogo in LibreOffice

The great majority who use LibreOffice do not know there is a Logo
in Writer. There are no direct links to LibreLogo on the menus. The
way, I think, is to open a new text document. In the main menu at the
 of the page, press the View → Toolbars → Logo.  This will open the
 LibreLogo toolbar.  This toolbar contains some buttons to control the
 turtle and a command line where you can enter commands. Press on one of
 buttons to bring up the turtle.

     ['great' is superfluous ...

        'I think' is superfluous; you're the writer therefore this can
 be left out or changed to possibly or probably ...

           'turtle' ...

              command line to enter commands.]
 [image: vise film]
 The Buttons on the Menubar

 Every time you press on buttons Backward and Forward the turtle will be
 moved 10 pixels backwards or forwards.  Buttons Right and Left will turn
 the turtle 15º clockwise or counter-clockwise.   Button Home moves the
 turtle to the starting point in the middle of the page with the head
 upwards.  Clear screen will remove all drawings from the page.  Start and
Stop are used to start and stop the execution of the program. The
line is used for entering commands, one line at a time. The button to
 right of the command line is used to configure all commands with large
 letters and to translate the program into other languages.  This is not
 used in this overview.

     [Each time you press on any button - ...

        will move ...

           backward or forward ...]

 If the purpose is to learn programming, only the command line and buttons
to clear the screen and put the turtle back is helpful. The others
 is used to create shapes without programming.

     [are helpful.  The other buttons are]

Felmon Davis

Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules.
        Following the rules will not get the job done.

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