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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 5:26pm

Use of the hyphen as a punctuation sign

Guys, there's no grammatical rule that I know of that allows us to use the hyphen as a punctuation sign, such as in the following sentence :


we then realize that not only do we need to locate and identify- #End of the line#
we also need to track.

I know that hyphens can be used as parenthesis, to express ideas "en passant" as we say in French, and we can use double hyphens to show that someone is interrupted, but that's about all that I can recall.

The problem is that those lost hyphens end up in the translations where they have no place in French and that ZMF is riddled with those.

What do you think ?

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