Tags: punctuation

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Monday, January 15th, 2018

Regarding the Em Dash - The Millions

I like a good em dash, me.

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Typography Wars: Has the Internet Killed Curly Quotes? - The Atlantic

Glenn Fleishman on the war of attrition between primes and quotation marks on the web.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

yurivictor/typebetter

A really nifty little bit of JavaScript that converts to smart quotes, apostrophes, ellipses, and em dashes.

(Initially it required jQuery but I tweaked it to avoid those dependencies and Yuri very kindly merged my pull request—such a lovely warm feeling when that happens.)

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Smart Quotes for Smart People

Jason provides some instruction in using the correct quotation marks online.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Quotes and Accents

Jessica’s handy guide to writing the right quotes and accents on a Mac keyboard.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Shady Characters

The secret life of punctuation.

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Dashed Bad Form | Standpoint.Online

A humorous comparison of the em dash and the semicolon; but this online setting scuppers the author's wit by using hyphens instead of em dashes — punctuation-derived humour fail!

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

A List Apart: Articles: The Trouble With EM ’n EN (and Other Shady Characters)

This article is an oldie but a goodie. I find myself referring to it all the time: "Beating typographic correctness out of (X)HTML: more than you ever wanted to know about dashes, spaces, curly quotes, and other vagaries of online typography."

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Typography for Lawyers

Trying to teach legibility, one legal document at a time.

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Research Tools | Economist.com | Economist.com

The Economist style guide: the "dos and don'ts" section is particularly useful.

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Guardian Unlimited: Arts blog - books: Punctuation is no place for zero tolerance

One of my 43 Things is to eliminate the grocer's apostrophe. Still... this is a well-reasoned argument in its defence.