[OT] The 2006 Wireless Networking Summit - Typo
Posted Apr 14, 2006 17:15 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: [OT] The 2006 Wireless Networking Summit - Typo
Parent article: The 2006 Wireless Networking Summit
I don't think it has anything to do with old mechanical fixed type, and as the comment says a few words later, it was about aesthetics, not necessity.
Even in a modern newspaper or Word document, the comma looks nicer inside the quotes, unless you're a mathematician and the extreme illogicalness of it hurts your eyes.
Incidentally, for those seeing this rule for the first time: It applies to all punctuation, not just commas. And there's a similar rule of American typography that says when entire sentences are in parentheses, the period for the last one goes after the closing parenthesis.
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