Talk:Live to be Useful

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General notes:

  • The original edition uses half-spaces before [;!?] punctuation, which are not possible online and thus excluded.

{admin} Pathoschild 00:08:42, 03 April 2008 (UTC)

It's debatable whether it's the right thing to keep them in a modern transcription, but Unicode provides a wide variety of different sizes of spaces.--Prosfilaes (talk) 12:51, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Hard formatting using the serif face[edit]

I have removed the hard formatting that used the serif face, on the assumption that the font family should be driven by the user's stylesheet. If the user prefers a serif font family, he sets this in the personal style sheet. I for one prefer sans serif for screen reading; the hard formatting has overridden my font family settings. For printing, the default stylesheet of Wikisource uses a serif face anyway. --Dan Polansky (talk) 17:00, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello Dan. The text was formatted as serif specifically to emulate the original text, which was written entirely in serif. If you'd like to override fonts, just add "!important" to your user styles (ie, #bodyContent { font-family:non-serif !important; }). —Pathoschild 01:51:53, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
If there's no further comment, I'll restore the formatting. —Pathoschild 18:57:26, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Done. —Pathoschild 10:46:34, 22 March 2009 (UTC)