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Some of the more general rules used in French: Hyphenate words that have 6 letters or more only, leave 3 letters before and 3 letters after the hyphen minimum. French quotes are « », for quotes inside quotes, use the single English quotes Thin spaces (1/8em) before ? ! ; and inside french quotes « » There is always a space before % $ : but some do the ...


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What you're looking for, based on the specific things you mention, is a style guide rather than a manual of typography. There are many available online. (Just search for "English style guide" and you'll get plenty.) For British and Commonwealth English, the Oxford Style Guide has quasi-biblical authority. The style guide on Dictionary.com, although it ...


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You need a digital Bringhurst. It is by no means complete after it's long "in progress" status, but The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web is a cool resource. As the name implies, it attempts to bring Robert Bringhurst's classic into the digital world. From the author's 2005 introduction: In order to allay some of the myths surrounding ...


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What you really want here is not actually available on the web: The Elements of Typographic Style, by Robert Bringhurst, is widely held to be the Typographer’s Bible. It has been called “the finest book ever written about typography”, and it is. Accept no substitutes.


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Well, there used to be a number of style guides available freely on-line --- only two seem to be left: U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?granuleId=&packageId=GPO-STYLEMANUAL-2008&fromBrowse=true Though you may find the European take on this of interest: Europa Publications Office: ...



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