[rfc-i] Wider space after sentence-ending periods, yes or no?
mrex at sap.com
Fri Apr 12 14:27:35 PDT 2013
The topic of spacing after a period (or "full stop" in some parts
of the world) has received a lot of attention in recent years.
The vitriol that the single-space camp has toward the double-spacers
these days is quite amazing, and typographers have made up an entire
fake history to justify their position.
The Chicago Manual of Style editors similarly show a great deal
of ignorance when one of them states on an official
question-and-answer page: "I've noticed in old American books
printed in the few decades before and after the turn of the last
century (ca. 1870-1930 at least) that there seemed to be a trend
in publishing to use extra space (sometimes quite a bit of it)
It's a pity this editor apparently hasn't bothered to look at most
books published for centuries before 1870 or at many published even
decades after 1930. It's an even greater pity that this editor
didn't even bother to look at previous editions of the Chicago
Manual itself! (As we shall soon see, this was not some minor trend,
but accepted practice, as the early editions of the Chicago Manual
More information about the rfc-interest