Umm!! No Dave, that's what thousands of years of language and millions
of literary academics and scholars, since time of man to present decided
on in language standards, especially as we are referring to here, the
Nothing to do with just HTML, a computer born programming language and
not a literary language. The single space IS universally accepted as the
norm for correct spacing in whatever medium we are writing / typing /
printing in. It's what individuals do and teach incorrectly, but
unchallenged on the whole, in adding double spaces between sentences.
What one does and what is a standard is two different things.
On 15/08/2013 08:04 PM, Dave Liesse wrote:
Well, that's what someone decided, and it is the standard for HTML,
but it still is not universally accepted. A double space, whatever
minimal width the space is, makes it clear that a sentence has ended.
There is an obvious difference from a single space following an
abbreviation, for example. I don't expect a word processor to
eliminate extra spaces (and I long ago disabled that "correction").
On 8/14/2013 20:38, Brian Barker wrote:
At 21:23 14/08/2013 -0500, Michael Morse wrote:
For some reason, I am no longer able to make a series of spaces
using the space bar. After one space, pressing the space bar will
not advance the cursor.
Rejoice! This is how all word processors should work. Countable
spaces exist only in Typewriterland. With proper type faces, the
space between words is anything from a minimum value up to whatever
is required to range across a line. The spacebar no longer
represents an actual amount of space but merely indicates a word
break in the text. If you need to space material differently, you do
it properly - using tabs, tables, frames, or whatever.
I don't remember changing anything so I have no idea where to even
begin to look for whatever setting I assume I must have changed to
cause this behavior. Can someone help me how please?
Yes: forget about multiple spaces and set up proper spacing using the
correct facilities of your word processor, whichever that is.
(Oh, but if you really want to fossilize in Typewriterland in the
previous millennium, go to Tools | AutoCorrect Options... | Options
and remove the tick from "Ignore double spaces". And hang your head
I trust this helps.
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