Chapter 4: Formatting text and data in different languages

This chapter looks at the different conventions that exist in different languages and cultures for formatting text and data: punctuation, date formats and so on. We will see how different software packages do or do not support these differences.

You can read the chapter in Irish in the printed book »

Chapter contents

  • Quotation marks
  • Punctuation
  • Hyphenation and word-wrapping
  • Numbers
  • Sums of money
  • Dates and time
  • Formatting data on your computer


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An Ríomhaire Ilteangach
Michal Boleslav Měchura
145 pages
Cois Life 2017
ISBN 978-1-907494-70-3
Note. Although this website is bilingual in Irish and English, the book itself is in Irish only.