From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 15:43:42 EDT
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 * * http://www.evertype.com
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