Re: TeX (was: apostrophe etc.)

Date: Thu Aug 19 1999 - 17:12:30 EDT

On Thu, 19 Aug 1999, Scott Horne wrote:

> I'm well aware of that, as is Donald E Knuth, the designer of TeX.
> TeX disregards extra spaces in the input; whether you type one or
> thirty-seven spaces after a full stop (or even between words),
> TeX will set the text the same.
> The usual spacing after a period, comma, or other punctuation mark is
> the same as the space between words.

Oh? Not according to the TeXbook. You got the glue part
right--the glue at sentence boundaries and commas is more
elastic--but independent of that, TeX *also* puts more space at
sentence boundaries before elasticity enters the picture. See


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