On 8/16/13 6:28 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
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?
Isn't part of this discussion the width of the space between sentences?
It's sometimes hard to determine that in printed matter. But I find
that a regular space between sentences makes reading harder, but too
much space causes me to pause. So there must be a general happy medium
here, which I always thought was the em-space.
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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