[PLUG-TALK] winWord Typeface

Ross Brattain ross at principia.edu
Fri May 27 18:49:41 PDT 2005


Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> writes:

> On Fri, 27 May 2005, Ross Brattain wrote:
> 
> > Period plus two spaces is a convention, changing the convention isn't
> > being different or unique, because everyone else will follow and
> > drone-ness will be re-established.  In the worst case you will establish a
> > CRLF-LF or ^H-^? nightmare.
> 
> Ross,
> 
>    Was. Not is. Look at any printed (that is, typeset) publication.

It's always been the convention for input.  I've never typeset a
publication, I've only typed input into systems.  How does the program
tell that "Dr. Richard" isn't a new sentence without the two space
convention, and how do you trigger line-wrapping otherwise.

For typesetting it should be easier to shrink the period-space-space
to make it look proper, than to overload the period-space operator.

>    Of course, processed word documents too often have the intellectual
> nutritional content equivalent to processed cheese; particularly the type
> sold in plastic containers that's squeezed out.

Sometimes that is their purpose.  Their content won't be changed by
fewer spaces.

Processed cheese is marvelous in it's own way.

--
ross at principia.edu




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