two spaces after a full stop. No!

Subject: two spaces after a full stop. No!
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 1996 04:10:23 -0400

The amount of space needed after a stop is, or should be, built into a
font's kerning table for such pairs as <full stop><space>, <comma><space>, &c.

There may be exceptional cases where more or less than the designed amount
of space is needed, but <space><space> shouldn't be the general rule.

Have we a tame type designer on this list? Wild type designers byte <g,d, & r>.

David (the lazy idiot) Ibbetson

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