From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 11:59:37 CDT
David Starner wrote:
> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:43 PM, John Hudson <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The key word here should be *glyph*. Correct cultural norms for spacing
>> punctuation should not be a text encoding issue at all, any more than
>> spacing any other glyphs should be an encoding issue. These should be
>> display issues, handled via font intelligence and language tagging.
> Taken most literally, that's obviously not a common practice at all; I
> note the spaces after your commas and periods, and the examples I've
> seen without them have struck me as erroneous and deficient.
A word space is a semantic separator. The space that French typographers
traditionally place before some punctuation marks is not. It doesn't
change the meaning of the text whether that space is present or not.
-- Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com Gulf Islands, BC firstname.lastname@example.org Nobody can possibly know the reach of language, whether liturgical or otherwise, so one should just keep going until one is too exhausted to go any further. - Catherine Pickstock
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