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From Vincent Hennebert <vhenneb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: word wrap, hyphenation
Date Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:52:10 GMT
Vincent Hennebert wrote:

> In your particular case though, you should not use the degree character
> as an abbreviation for number (which I guess it is). Looking on the web,
> the correct abbreviation seems to be ‘no’ or ‘no.’ [2].

In English, that is. Abbreviations are highly language-specific. In some
languages it’s ‘no’ with the ‘o’ put in superscript. At any rate I don’t
think degree is used in any language. It’s just abused to fake the
superscript ‘o’. Like you noticed that may have unexpected side-effects.

> In which case
> you wouldn’t have that line-breaking issue (you may still want to use
> non-breaking spaces to prevent line breaking between ‘no.’ and ‘16’
> though).
> [2] http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=264328


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