Re: Space after Periods

fortuity! (Daniel Miles Kehoe)
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 93 17:28:59 -0700
From: fortuity! (Daniel Miles Kehoe)
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To: Terry Allen <>
Subject: Re: Space after Periods
Status: RO
Terry Allen,

> You should look at real books instead.  

I beg your pardon?

If you mean books from O'Reilly, I see many use the double space  
convention, but at least one, your best-selling "Whole Internet  
User's Guide" uses a single space between sentences. In the  
publishing biz, I was taught to defer to "Words into Type" and the  
"Chicago Manual," just as we defer to the RFCs in the Internet world.

>  that's how many if not most typographers think it should be

Perhaps there's disagreement among typographers. Each publishing  
house is free to set its own style, and can allow different styles  
among books, too, as O'Reilly does. If you feel there's a strong  
argument for html documents digressing from the "Words into Type" and  
"Chicago Manual" conventions, I'd like to hear it. Perhaps offline.

Daniel Kehoe