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Subject:Sasquatch is dead, and so is this argument From:"Wolfe, William J. CER" <w-wolfe -at- CECER -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Wed, 28 Jul 1999 08:21:42 -0500
This is an interesting and instructive addition to the thread. I'm a little
stymied, though, at how one can design a font so that an end mark can
recognize it's position "case-sensitively" relative to the following
character. (And how much space is involved?
I'm honestly curious ...
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<<Wolfe, William J. CER.vcf>>
> Ah-hem! Let's put the 1space/2space in perspective. I
> attended an Adobe conference where there was a good
> discussion on fonts and this topic came up. Remember that
> fonts are designed by font designers who have our (the
> readers') best interests at heart. They design the fonts
> for READABILITY and for STYLE. The font designers for
> computer DTP programs have designed the fonts, including
> the periods, to allow enough space between the period
> and the next capital letter. It's not a matter of
> typewriting, or typesetting, or old-fashioned or new. It's
> not even a matter of proportional vs. non-proportional. It's
> designed to be used with one space after the period. Think
> of the keystrokes you can save! The time spent on typing
> that extra (superfluous) space! The wear and tear on the