moderated Re: One space between each sentence, they said. Science just proved them wrong. was RE: Esoteric punctuation question.


JM Casey
 

Hah..the tone was indeed a little on the strident side. It’s not something I care enough about to get worked up over. I vaguely remember either my father or some grade-school teacher trying to insist on the two spaces. But as I started to read more, I literally was only seeing this regularly from people used to using typewriters, or at least that’s how it seemed.

Actually now that I use braille output more than speech, I find myself surprised at how many people on these lists for instance use the two spaces.

It’s ok of course – just an observation.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: August 20, 2019 10:34 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: One space between each sentence, they said. Science just proved them wrong. was RE: Esoteric punctuation question.

 

There exists scads of research out there in regard to what makes text more (visually, not machine) readable.   It's pretty well known that serifed fonts are easier for humans to read than ones without serifs.

I thought it was actually kind of amusing to read the linked article passionately screaming that one space was enough and to find myself having a harder time reading it as a result.   Single spaces in proportional fonts are often very narrow, as they generally only need to be when separating words, but that makes them insufficient for separating sentences to my visual taste.

There are certain feuds that will never be settled.  This is one of them.  I'll continue using two spaces after a full stop before commencing my next sentence, thanks.
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