Re: Origin of Ellipsis

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:24:09 +0100

On 14 Sep 2013, at 14:16, Stephan Stiller <> wrote:

>> Books never used it. The tradition in typing was developed to assist typesetters to navigate the typewritten text they were setting. The typesetters never put two spaces after a full stop.
> I see. I think you were mentally mixing this up with double inter-line spacing.

No, I wasn't.

> Double inter-line spacing always looks stupid and decreases the legibility of a text. It can't be justified, yet somehow there is a tradition in the US to require it for writing assignments in a university context.

It facilitates comment by those who are reviewing the text.

Michael Everson *
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