Two spaces good, one space bad

Subject: Two spaces good, one space bad
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- CRABAPPLE -dot- BITNET>
Date: Sun, 8 May 1994 09:47:22 IDT

what is the purpose
of cutting down on the spaces between sentences?

** Eliminating unsightly vertical rivers of white space, supposedly; but
if you're setting something wider than a newspaper column and
you're not trying to right-justify unhyphenated text, that's
unlikely to be a problem. I'm more comfortable with two spaces
than with one, myself. I think there's been too much side-influence
from graphic designers who don't have to read what they've
typeset and from word-processor programmers who can't automatically
differentiate the period at the end of an abbreviation from the
period at the end of a sentence.

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