% From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Sep 25 18:06:16 1996
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% I believe that it is still considered an important style in France and other
% parts of Europe. If any typographer from Italy or France is reading the list,
% I'd appreciate hearing a comment. I also believe that inserting a
% non-breakig space is the way it is usually specified in those areas.
I am no typographer, but I can confirm that in Italian books and
newspapers, space after period has the same length as space between words.
But anyway, shouldn't be more logical to define a "larger" space [*], like
Knuth did in TeX, rather than adding a nbsp ?
[*] That is, a space which, if there is no other constraint, is larger
than the standard one.