Re: Origin of Ellipsis and double spacing after a sentence.

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:32:35 -0700

On 9/14/2013 12:19 PM, Michael Everson wrote:
> And as a book designer and publisher, I think that having large spaces after a full stop is both unnecessary and vulgar.

Quote from the blog:

    "While the modern convention is the single space, it is no less
    arbitrary than any other, and if you believe that larger spaces
    after periods look better in some situation, you should feel
    confident that your choice is supported by hundreds of years of good
    typographical practice. For the record, before we go further, my
    preference is not for double-spacing, but for a slightly larger
    sentence space, about 1.5 times an interword space for most
    typefaces. But unlike the modern single-space fanatics, I don’t
    judge anyone’s aesthetic preferences, nor will I try to make up
    fairy tales using fabricated history to convince you."

> On 14 Sep 2013, at 20:12, "Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD" <> wrote:
>> And, FWIW, so also was I taught, in a typing class in 1952.
>> Peter
>> On 2013-09-14 14:44, Michael Everson wrote:
>>> On 14 Sep 2013, at 19:11, Jim Allan <> wrote:
>>>> See which claims with numerous examples that Michael Everson is totally wrong.
>>> It's what I was taught.
> Michael Everson *
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