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
(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 spite of what some computer users say or do, I'll continue
stick with proper grammar -
I agree. But I know too little about English grammar and typographic
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, et.al.
I'll try to remember this.
And BTW - looks as if you've spent a lot of time creating a
good site & program,
Brian Barker (many thanks to him) has proofread the whole site and sent
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 ...
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
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
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
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]
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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