More off-topic drivel: Re: Language and English

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 14:15:02 2002

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Hans Franke wrote:

> Thank you very much. So it seams there is a 'school' forcing this in
> the US .... and I always wondered why some people add two spaces after
> a period. There's even a very old 'text beautyfier' for DOS which
> inserted this (for my eyes) stupid spaces. Well, I guess CC is no
> only the hardwarae :=)

This actually serves a functional purpose, Herr Franke. It helps the eye
as one reads to delineate sentences.

I would suspect you silly Germans would subscribe to such precisionry, but
I guess that bent for efficiency makes you want to save on the extra
keystroke ;)

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