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Main standarts

Subtitle duration
1–7 seconds
Max reading speed
21 characters per second
Max number of lines
2
Max line length
84 characters
Subtitle start
Not over 100 ms before speech
Line­-br­eak­ing
Don't split linguistic units
Subtitle struct­ure
Don't merge end and beginning of two sentences
Text segmen­tat­ion
Don't split sentences too much if not necessary for length or speed
Sound repres­ent­ation
(Paren­theses)
On-s­creen text
[Square brackets]

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