Re: Two spaces after a full stop

Subject: Re: Two spaces after a full stop
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 13:27:38 -0700

I hate extending a rather lengthy thread, but I've not seen that anyone
has answered why "period space space" becomes more readable.

IMHO, the answer is (in part) that the period character is often used
inside a sentance with a single space. For example....

I woke up at 7:15 A.M. Pacific Standard Time then ate breakfast. You
usually have to pry my eyeballs open with a crowbar.

If a "period space" ends the sentance, I've got a sentance fragment starting
with 'Pacific'. And if a "period, space, and a cap letter" ends a sentance,
then I've _still_ got a sentance fragment starting with "Standard".

IMHO, the second reason is because documents benefit from additional white
space. Yes, saying nothing is very important inside a document....

At any rate, it's time for me to say nothing more...

David (The Quaint) Blyth
Technical Writer & Web Site Designer

The usual disclaimers apply - QUALCOMM isn't that crazy.

Blodo Poa Maximus

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