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Friday, May 6th, 2022
Monday, January 15th, 2018
I like a good em dash, me.
Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Glenn Fleishman on the war of attrition between primes and quotation marks on the web.
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
(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
Jason provides some instruction in using the correct quotation marks online.
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Jessica’s handy guide to writing the right quotes and accents on a Mac keyboard.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
The secret life of punctuation.
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
A handy page for looking up HTML entities.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
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
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
Trying to teach legibility, one legal document at a time.
Thursday, February 7th, 2008
The Economist style guide: the "dos and don'ts" section is particularly useful.
Monday, July 16th, 2007
One of my 43 Things is to eliminate the grocer's apostrophe. Still... this is a well-reasoned argument in its defence.