Re: Two spaces after a full stop

Subject: Re: Two spaces after a full stop
From: "Parks, Beverly L." <parksb -at- HUACHUCA-EMH7 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 10:38:00 MST

Re: Peter Ring wrote:
>> <snip> I am of course fully aware of the traditions and rules of
typography, which by the way is based on traditions and experiences
far older than Gutenberg (see e.g. the beautiful old handwritten
Bibles, Korans, etc.) <snip> <<
Then Glanbrok, Slayer of Bluntskulls[SMTP:conehead -at- OVERTHE -dot- NET] wrote:
>>Dispensing with the period at the end of a declarative sentence is not
an option! The period inside the parens doesn't count. <<

It most certainly does count! Based on what you are saying, if there were
no parentheses in that sentence, you would end it as such:
"... Bibles, Korans, etc.." Two periods? I think not. That period in
the parens counts just as much as that same period if there were no

Bev Parks
parksb -at- huachuca-emh7 -dot- army -dot- mil

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