Language and English

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 17:41:51 2002

On Jan 4, 11:45, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> If the period took up as much space as another character, that would be
> true, but with mail readers that perform kerning as though they were
> to prepare text for publication, the period gets short-schrift, so to
> and often is nearly invisible. The practice of inserting two spaces was
> inherited from the requirement for it in the printing/publishing

Actually, it has long been normal to use the same space between sentences
as between words in printing.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 17:41:51 GMT

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