Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > May 1996 > 1996.05.29 > 03Prev  Next

The Great Double Space Quandary
By Keith Nealy

> [ I'm still very comfortable with how double-space after the end of
> [ a sentence looks in a monospace font. It will be a hard habit
> [ to break (If I decide to try...).
> [
> [ Jody

Well, you may be able to resist putting extra spaces in Marc's comments, but as a former graphic artist I can't resist seconding Marc's recommendations. Double spaces after periods is left over from typewriters. Typesetters never used two. Just one. It looks better. You needn't publish this to the whole list, as I doubt all those interested in mechanical instruments care much about typography. I appreciate your editing, but I wouldn't spend too much time correcting errors. After all, it tells us something about the writer, and there's a certain integrity in preserving the actual way it was sent [minus the superfluous requoted text, of course]. And I agree it would be helpful for writers to provide pertinent subject lines.

Best, Keith

[ I appreciate the feedback. I'm going to share this with the group for
[ the sake of balance -- I've printed _all_ the replies supporting two
[ spaces. Jody

(Message sent Wed 29 May 1996, 07:53:43 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Double, Great, Quandary, Space

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2019 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page

. .