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The IBM Style Guide: Conventions for Writers and Editors by Eric Radzinski, Leslie McDonald, Amy Laird, Jana Jenkins, Peter Hayward, Francis DeRespinis

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Chapter 2. Punctuation

Follow these guidelines to apply correct and consistent punctuation.

For more information about punctuation, see Developing Quality Technical Information, Chapter 7, “Use consistent and appropriate punctuation.”

Punctuation marks and special characters

Ensure that references in text to punctuation marks and special characters are clear. Special characters include symbols such as the ampersand (&) and the at sign (@).

Some punctuation marks and special characters are known by different English names in different geographic areas. For example, the number sign (#) is commonly referred to as the pound sign in the US and the hash sign in the UK. Use the names that are listed in the table in this topic.

Individual punctuation ...

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