Re: space space

Subject: Re: space space
From: Chuck Martin <techwriter -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 9 May 1994 08:56:42 PDT


It makes a difference when using proportional fonts, such as Palatino.
Words processors and typesetting machines automatically put the correct
amount of space after periods; the two-space shuffle is a holdover from
the typewriter days.

Word processors make it easy to to a search and replace for things
such as two spaces after periods or two CR-LF after each paragraph. For
example, in Word for Windows, you'd use the Replace function. Other
programs have similar features.

BTW, this is not new. It has been a typesetting convention for years.

Chuck Martin
Information Developer, IBM
techwriter -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com

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