Re: French group separators

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 15:43:42 EDT

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    At 15:12 -0400 2003-07-07, John Cowan wrote:
    >Michael Everson scripsit:
    >> The typing habit was designed to assist typesetters in reading the
    >> manuscript as they were setting type.
    >Either this says that double-spacing after a sentence improves the readability
    >of monospaced documents, or I misunderstand you entirely.

    It assists the printer. In such a context it has a specific utility.

    >After all, typists are (or were) taught to do so in all sorts of
    >documents, including those like business letters that were not to be

    Typists were taught to do it generally, but the origin of the
    practice is to assist the typesetters.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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