Language and English

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 16:07:53 2002

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Hans Franke wrote:

> > When I was in the 8th grade, one of the courses we were required to take was
> > in typing. I've never gotten particularly good at it, but I did learn that
> > a period at the end of a sentence is followed by two spaces, for example.
> 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 :=)
> Gurss
> H.
> --
> VCF Europa 3.0 am 27./28. April 2002 in Muenchen

Well Hans, it is probably less objectionable that the right column
justified printing that we see in newspaper printing which frequently
ends up with unbelievable spaces in the middle of test. Equally,
objectionable is the computerized hyphenation which oftimes totally
ignores the most basic rules. A pox on both.

                                                 - don
Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 16:07:53 GMT

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