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On 08/16/2013 10:50 AM, James Knott wrote:
Brian Barker wrote:
I would suggest that two spaces are probably useful with fixed-pitch
text as on a typewriter
A wider space between sentences is useful, no matter how the text is
created.  It clearly defines the beginning and end of a sentence and is
easier on the eyes.


I think the typographic experts would say that the extra space results in a visual pause after each sentence. Reading is intended to be a smooth flow, which is facilitated with single spaces after sentences. Just curious, since nearly every professionally published book since the mid-1900s has had one space after sentence ending punctuation, do you find reading books difficult?

I fully appreciate your preference, but it seems to be in the distinct minority as far as what the experts believe is the best practice.


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