Re: French group separators

From: John Burger (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 13:36:26 EDT

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    > 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.

    Really? TeX seems to "stretch" this space more than ordinary
    inter-word spaces in justified text - there are even special commands
    to tell TeX when a period really is (or isn't) end-of-sentence. I had
    always assumed that this came from established type-setting practice -

    - John Burger

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