From: Andreas Prilop (AndreasPrilop2007@trashmail.net)
Date: Thu Jun 07 2007 - 03:50:58 CDT
Is top-posting a nuisance?
Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
> The answer is yes.
To which question?
I do not trust Wikipedia. In English-language pages, I find
ASCII quotation marks instead of proper quotation marks (“”).
In German-language pages, I find acute accents (´) instead
of apostrophes (’).
In this specific Wikipedia page, I find "Tel Aviv" sometimes
written with space and sometimes with maqaf.
> The first is normally either space or Maqaf. Most compounds
> which use Maqaf in the Bible are written today with space.
Which book of the Bible mentions Tel Aviv?
> The second is a hyphen.
Can the hyphen (U+002D or U+2010) be used with the Hebrew script?
Which function has the hyphen in the Hebrew script?
> In English I would use space and hyphen.
It bothers me that a space separates and a hyphen joins.
So "Tel Aviv-Yafo" looks more like a combination of "Tel"
and "Aviv-Yafo". Is an en-dash better?
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