Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, May 4, 2018

Two Spaces After a Period, People

The old rules still hold.

5 comments:

Ole Phat Stu said...

If one space was good enough for Yuri Gagarin,
it's good enough for me ;-)

Deadstick said...

The last year has consumed almost all the fucks I have...don't think I'll expend any on this issue.

bmq215 said...

I dunno, based on this write-up it sounds like habitual one-spacers are more flexible and do equally well either way. So really the only reason to use two is to help the portion of the public who've handicapped themselves. That's not much of a reason in my book...

Zendo Deb said...

To put 2 spaces after a period in HTML you need to use a non-blanking space. There is an HTML entity for that, but I'm betting that most people don't know how to use it. (I doubt it is allowed in comments, though I haven't tried.)

Haven't checked to see if you can do this via cascading style sheets, but you would need to differentiate a period from a decimal point and ellipses. One space, two spaces or no spaces. 3.14159... etc. Then there are things like, "This is a quote." (A parenthetical expression would be another case.)

Zendo Deb said...

I leave you with Weird Al's Word Crimes.