RE: Spaces after full stop

Subject: RE: Spaces after full stop
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Aashita Shekhar <ash -dot- lovely -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:11:16 -0400

> Is there a general rule or law on how many spaces to use after full stop.

The only real rule is "follow your style guide" if your employer or client
has an accepted style guide, or "be consistent" if you do not.

If you have a choice, I'd say use one space because two spaces looks
bad in most modern text processing applications when using a proportional
(non-monospace) typeface. And two spaces looks *awful* if you are using
the primitive full justification that many (most?) of the common word
processing applications implement, where only the inter-word spacing
is adjusted to achieve justification.

Fred Ridder
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