Re: Re. Two spaces vs. one after periods

Subject: Re: Re. Two spaces vs. one after periods
From: Matt Ion <mion -at- DIRECT -dot- CA>
Date: Wed, 24 May 1995 15:51:31 EDT

On Wed, 24 May 1995 12:09:59 LCL you wrote:

> - Conclusion: Anyone willing to do research to justify SS? How about
> our other typographic rules of thumb? As editors, we're here to help
> our readers, not blindly assume.

All the lessons and books we used in the typing courses I took (for all the
good the typing portions themselves did me) said to use double-spacing after
the punctuation at the end of a sentence. There were a few other rare
instances, mostly involving colons, that I can't recall offhand.

As for legibility, I've done a fair bit of HTML design and noticed that most
browsers will shrink anything >1 space down to just one anyway. It DOES make
a difference in reading, at least for me. Double-spacing defintely does help
to clarify the end of a sentence.





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