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Sometimes an author splits a bullet list with an empty line to make it more readable. This is disastrous for the translated pages. If you meet this, please correct the English page which will cause the re-marking for translation.

    15:50, 30 September 2010

    I strongly agree. In fact, anything enclosed between some sort of brackets should be kept in one unit, i.e. without blank line in the middle. If for some reason such content must have blank lines, and so be divided in two units, please balance brackets in each unit by adding matching brackets in a comment, as fx

    [[ <!--]]--> ...

    with similar comments for other kinds of brackets. Unbalanced brackets (including ordinary parentheses) creates lots of problems for translators.

    I was wondering, by the way, if a

    <br />

    could replace a completely blank line in case it really is needed?

      16:36, 30 September 2010

      I have added a section to your Build page. Please let me know whether it works.

        12:50, 2 October 2010

        It works! the lines before and after the <br /> appear in the same translation unit.

          19:15, 2 October 2010

          I have added a section to Typographical_Guidelines. Please check that the instruction is clear and amend if necessary.

            10:43, 3 October 2010

            I think it is very clear. I added two sections on keeping units together and on balancing brackets. Do they belong there?

              05:49, 4 October 2010

              Might they be better in EditMarkup? While we want to avoid duplicating sections (maintenance, etc.), a link between Typographical_Guidelines and EditMarkup would be sensible. Can I leave you to deal with this? Thanks

                07:29, 4 October 2010

                I'm sorry, but EditMarkup is protected, so I can't edit it.

                  14:13, 4 October 2010

                  Oops - I forgot that we marked the Help pages as protected. I'll do the edit. Sorry.

                    18:05, 4 October 2010