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On 08/19/2013 08:44 AM, Denis J Navas wrote:
LaTeX which is known as a standard with typography of technical and mathematical documents, use a wider space after the end of sentence point, than the space between words. Even more, the inter word space is dependent of the main font size (the optical size) and is stretchable.

That's why I don't accept the usual convention that don't use double space after the end of sentence point, because LibreOffice does not have way to insert end of sentence spaces.

While that is the default LaTeX setting, every time I use LaTeX, I insert the \frenchspacing command in my preamble, so that LaTeX will conform to the current generally accepted standard of using only a single word space after sentences.

While LaTeX produces beautiful results, it is a computing tool, not a typographic standard. The creator of the default behavior has, in fact, *deviated* from the "standard of typography" by ignoring the current standard of using only one word space after sentence ending punctuation.

I'm not saying everybody has to conform to the standard, but it would be somewhat naive to pretend that the standard doesn't exist.

I know I said I would let it go, but I just couldn't resist. :)


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