From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 18:43:48 CDT
At 16:15 -0700 2008-05-22, John Hudson wrote:
>>It is as much important for French users as English users that are being
>>told to press the space bar twice after full dots between two sentences in
>>the same paragraph.
>Which was a Victorian fad, not seen before or since in quality
Victorian? I never heard that before.
>It was erroneously taught in many typing schools long after it
>ceased to feature in English publishing, and still sometimes crops
>up in business and institutional documents, but it is neither
>desirable nor traditional, and certainly not important.
When I learned typing in junior high school I remember they told us
that the two spaces where to help typesetters navigate a document
from typescript and know where sentence ends were.
I'm not that old, either.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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