Slate article on 2 spaces after sentences...

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  1. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    I still use 2 spaces. [​IMG] I just think it looks better.

    agree disagree? And dear author, why the fuck do you use 2 lines after every paragraph? Is indenting passe as well?

    http://www.slate.com/id/2281146/

    Type professionals can get amusingly"”if justifiably"”overworked about spaces. "Forget about tolerating differences of opinion: typographically speaking, typing two spaces before the start of a new sentence is absolutely, unequivocally wrong," Ilene Strizver, who runs a typographic consulting firm The Type Studio, once wrote. "When I see two spaces I shake my head and I go, Aye yay yay," she told me. "I talk about 'type crimes' often, and in terms of what you can do wrong, this one deserves life imprisonment. It's a pure sign of amateur typography." "A space signals a pause," says David Jury, the author of About Face: Reviving The Rules of Typography. "If you get a really big pause"”a big hole"”in the middle of a line, the reader pauses. And you don't want people to pause all the time. You want the text to flow."
     
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    I don't think it's a matter of opinion. One space... always!
     
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    Why the hell would anyone use two spaces? It's an extra keypress for nothing...
     
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    I've always used two spaces. I like the way it looks.
     
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    I've always used two spaces. I like the way it looks.
    I was taught to always use two spaces after a sentence, and I still continue to do so.
     
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    I was taught to use two spaces. I continue to do so.
     
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    What! Never even heard of using two spaces. That's just wrong.
     
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    simple answer,the people who's baby pics are in black and white use single space,and those whose pics are in color use double space
     
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    I was always taught two spaces after a sentence. Every style manual I know indicates two.
     
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    simple answer,the people who's baby pics are in black and white use single space,and those whose pics are in color use double space

    I think you have it backwards
     
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    I think you have it backwards

    how so?
    older generation uses single,younger uses double.no?
     
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    how so?
    older generation uses single,younger uses double.no?

    Nope ... the other way.

    I'd bet most older fellows know to use double. And double is correct. Period! On the other hand ...
     
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    how so?
    older generation uses single,younger uses double.no?


    No, the opposite. Those of us trained on typewriters with block typeface use two spaces. Generation Y and younger were trained on computers and use one space.

    I used two spaces for many, many years, but have mostly broken myself of the habit. I don't think it really matters, and I've noticed that the latest Microsoft Word automatically changes this to one space.
     
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    Nope ... the other way.

    I'd bet most older fellows know to use double. And double is correct. Period! On the other hand ...


    well im 36 and use double and i have BW baby pics,so the question is just HOW OLD ARE YOU?[​IMG]
     
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    well im 36 and use double and i have BW baby pics,so the question is just HOW OLD ARE YOU?[​IMG]
    Sixty-something.
     

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