Re: Thin Space?

Subject: Re: Thin Space?
From: Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- jci -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 09:22:19 -0600

>Simon and I corresponded off-list about our disparate definitions of a
>thin. We came to the conclusion that traditional US usage is one-third
>of an em (shorthanded as 3-em)

Really? I would have thought Chicago would be a good source for
"traditional US usage," and Chicago (14th ed., page 853-4 in my copy) has a
discussion of spacing:

Hair = 5-em
Thin = 4-em

Thin is smallest space you want between words, resulting in a rather close
line. Further, "word" spacing, that is the normal space between words you
might get from your keyboard's space bar is 3-em (18.21).

Are we having fun, yet?

Have fun,
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

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