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Re: Re: Re: Footnote numbers

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  • Subject: [mg89868] Re: [mg89832] Re: [mg89800] Re: Footnote numbers
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 02:47:59 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <485ABA5D.1040404@blocked.org> <200806220722.DAA07507@smc.vnet.net>

Here are the the beginning and ending of an "official" exposition of  
the state of affairs:


Finally, there remains the problem of whether to put other punctuation  
marks inside or outside the quotation marks. There are two schools of  
thought on this, which I shall call the logical view and the  
conventional view.


You may follow your own preference in this matter, so long as you are  
consistent. If you opt for logical punctuation, you will have the  
satisfaction of knowing that you are on the side of the angels, but  
you should also expect some grim opposition from the other side.



The rest can be found here:

http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/department/docs/punctuation/node30.html


Andrzej Kozlowski



On 22 Jun 2008, at 16:22, DrMajorBob wrote:

> I agree, the period is not quoted, and the "official" way is dumb.
>
> True, John's sentence had a period if it were written separately and  
> I'd
> now leave it out, but otherwise where's my own stop? It's MY  
> sentence now,
> not John's!
>
> Surely we don't want: Jonh said "Hello.".
>
> Bobby
>
> On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 04:28:27 -0500, <doug at hcsw.org> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 02:58:21PM -0500 or thereabouts, eddie wrote:
>>> Current:
>>> This sentence has a reference#.
>>>
>>> Chicago Manual of Style:
>>> This sentence has a reference.#
>>
>> Interesting. FWIW, Let Over Lambda uses "#." . I figure that the
>> footnote is part of the sentence so should appear before the full
>> stop. I also disagree with the convention of including the stop
>> inside quotation marks.
>>
>> Official way: John said "hello."
>> My way: John said "hello".
>>
>> IMO, the stop is not part of the quotation, it is part of the  
>> sentence.
>> But maybe programming has warped my mind here. :)
>>
>> Doug
>>
>
>
>
> -- 
> DrMajorBob at longhorns.com
>



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