A couple of questions on Canadian French
Thread poster: Raya Mansour

Raya Mansour  Identity Verified
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Apr 27, 2013

Hello all,

I'd like to ask a couple of questions on Canadian French. I tried looking for the answers online but I couldn't find anything! Here are the questions:

- How do I write the time and date in Canadian French? For example how should I translate "10 AM, May 18, 2013" into Canadian French?
- Should I use capital letters for titles?
- What kind of "guillemets" should I use?

Thank you in advance! And if you happen to know a website that details all these rules, I'd love to know about iticon_smile.gif

Raya Mansour


Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
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Hi Raya,

Try this link and Writing Tools: http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/ - guillemets are the same as in French (France), i.e chevrons with non-breaking spaces.



[Edited at 2013-04-27 21:14 GMT]


Annie Estéphan  Identity Verified
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BDL Apr 30, 2013

Hi Raya,

Here is a link for the Banque de dépannage linguistique of the Office québécois de la langue française for all the rules.


Good luck!


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