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Re: A proposed standard for CSS-controlled sentence spacing

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:36:14 +0100
Message-ID: <50F0154E.1010903@kozea.fr>
To: liam@w3.org
CC: robert@ocallahan.org, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Thomas A. Fine" <fine@head.cfa.harvard.edu>, www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Le 11/01/2013 01:33, Liam R E Quin a écrit :
> On Fri, 2013-01-11 at 13:14 +1300, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>> I believe that the habit of typing two spaces after the end of a sentence
>> was originally a workaround for lack of proportional letter spacing.
> A lot of many people believe this, although in fact the practice,
> sometimes included in the term French Spacing, predates the typewriter.

FWIW, (having never really studied typography,) I never heard about 
spacing between sentences being different from any other space in French 
(my native language.)

The first I heard about double spaces was about writing English in 

But maybe French Spacing (with capitals) is a thing unrelated to the 
French language?

Simon Sapin
Received on Friday, 11 January 2013 13:36:40 UTC

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