Spacing After Periods

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Spacing After Periods

We were taught in typing class to space twice after a period at the end of the sentence. That's correct for a typewriter. However, most of us use computers with proportional characters. In that case, you only space once after the period.

To see examples of monospacing (which gets two spaces after a period) and proportional characters (one space), compare two common fonts.
Courier is monospacing.
Times Roman is proportional.

   

Comments

8/5/2007 3:25:05 AM
Karridine said:

Courier is monospacing.
Times Roman is proportional.

This probably works better if both examples are ACTUALLY IN their respective fonts.




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