Re: space space

Subject: Re: space space
From: Bonni Graham <bonnig -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 16:53:07 EDT

In a proportional font, you don't need to double space -- the extra space is
built into the period (by and large). Space space was necessary for
typewriters, since it was not easy to change letter or line spacing by fine
increments. It's a taste issue only in the same way that continuing to use
Courier for everything is a taste issue. If you look at professionally
typeset pieces (like books), there's only a single space. Of course, unlike
Courier, space space is not as obvious.

You can keep the space space habit (hard to break, I know) by defining a
search-and-destroy macro in pretty much any word processor to remove them
when you're done typing. Some page layout programs strip them out

Bonni Graham
Manual Labour
President, San Diego STC
BonniG -at- aol -dot- com

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