Research RE what? It's been standard typographic style NOT to have two
spaces after a period *forever* -- please see _The Mac is Not a
The only reason that two spaces were used after a period during the
"typewriter" age was because original typewriters had monospace fact --
the the extra space was needed for the eye to pick up on the beginning
of a new sentence. That need is negated w/proportional space type, hence
the typographic standard.
If you are referrring to web output -- if the end user has selected a
proportional spaced font (practically anything other than Courier) --
then this is not a readability issue.
> From: John S. Rhodes[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To: John S. Rhodes
> Sent: Friday, September 11, 1998 11:44 PM
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> Subject: 1 versus 2 spaces after a period
> I'm looking for *published research* on this topic. I am sick of
> "principles", opinions, hunches, and heurisitcs. I want cold, hard
> Will someone please send me in the right direction? I need authors,
> titles, and journal names. I'm doing research on this topic but I can
> find folk psychology and armchair philosophy about it! Data related to
> psychophysical/physiological measurements would be most helpful.
> Please email me directly: [log in to unmask]
> THANK YOU in advance,
> - John
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