[PLUG-TALK] winWord Typeface

Russell Senior seniorr at aracnet.com
Fri May 27 19:55:03 PDT 2005

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

Rich>    That's fine for a monospace typeface. However, look at any
Rich> printed document (newspaper, magazine, book, corporate brochure,
Rich> etc.) that is set in a proportional font and you'll not see two
Rich> spaces after a period. Or, after any other sentence-ending
Rich> punctuation.

If all you have is the printed artifact, there is no way to tell how
many "spaces" were in the source file.  A smart typesetting program
will do what it "ought" to do after a period regardless of how many
times the typist pressed the space bar.

Russell Senior         ``I have nine fingers; you have ten.''
seniorr at aracnet.com

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