Thu, 6 Jun 2002 23:44:02 +0200
Greg Ward wrote:
> Which, after whitespace-mangling, becomes
> ... end of a line. And here's ...
> which is incorrect (sentences should be separated by two spaces in
> fixed-width fonts).
that depends on the locale.
the two space rule does not apply to swedish, for example.
and googling for "two space rule" and "one space after" + period
makes me think it doesn't really apply to english either... see eg
"There is a traditional American practice, favored by some,
of leaving two spaces after colons and periods. This practice
is discouraged /.../"
(and thousands of similar entries. from what I can tell, the more
*real* research done by an author, the more likely he is to come
down on the one space side...)