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Re: Backporting doc changes to stable/2.10 [was: Re: Docs check-translat

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Backporting doc changes to stable/2.10 [was: Re: Docs check-translation]
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 22:11:46 +0100
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Graham Percival escreveu:
> Jean-Charles wrote:
>> All the documents that I have read about typography and "good use"
>> show examples introduced with a colon (:) throughout their content. 
>> So I think it is normal French typography to do like this.
> To be honest, I'm not certain where the no-colon rule came from.  I just
> checked a few technical books lying around (I'm in a lab) and they
> sometimes used colons.
> Not that I consider blogs to be authoritative, but this article makes
> sense to me:

FWIW, I learned the 'avoid colons' rule both from an editor at GNU press
and the famous mathematician Paul Halmos. 

Rules may be different in other languages, of course.


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