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What's “hanging punctuation” in French?

Hanging punctuation is “a way of typesetting punctuation marks and bullet points, most commonly quotation marks and hyphens, so that they do not disrupt the ‘flow’ of a body of text or ‘break’ the ...
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Une phrase à la forme négative peut-elle rester une affirmation?

Il est chauve. Il n'a pas un cheveu sur la tête. La première phrase est une affirmation. Quelle est le mot qui se rapporterait à la seconde? Une négation ne convient pas. Une affirmation négative? ...
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How to name the quote character in French

What is the quote character called in French? I'm coming from a computer programming perspective and am writing technical documentation. I specifically mean the " character and not «/» (guillemet) ...
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How to say “voted up” or “voted down” in French?

I know how you can say that somebody voted for something in French: Il a voté pour cela. However, on Stack Exchange sites we have a situation where you can vote something up, or vote it down. ...
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Tennis terminology : how to use “coup droit / gauche”?

I've noticed that in French tennis commentary, they refer to a player's forehand as a 'coup droit' and their backhand as a 'coup gauche'. However, isn't this assuming that the player is right-handed? ...
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Mots pour la prononciation des voyelles

Dans plusieurs langages, la différence entre voyelles de type é et è est donnée par les mots correspondants à ouvert et fermé. J'ai remarqué que les français que j'ai rencontrés ne connaissent pas de ...