From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 11:49:34 EDT
Philippe Verdy scripsit:
> Some other conventions use in English is the double-space after a
> sentence-ending dot: this convention does not exist in French, and I do
> think that it exist in English as a way to represent a large (cadratin
> minimum width) space after this dot.
It's a typewriter-based convention, and is suitable for monowidth fonts
only. The space after a sentence-ending full stop in justified contexts
is no bigger than any other space, in general.
-- John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan Promises become binding when there is a meeting of the minds and consideration is exchanged. So it was at King's Bench in common law England; so it was under the common law in the American colonies; so it was through more than two centuries of jurisprudence in this country; and so it is today. --_Specht v. Netscape_
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