atw: Re: Extra spacing after full stop

  • From: "Bob Trussler" <bob.trussler@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:59:55 +1100

I happen to prefer the double spacing after a full stop (period).  I reckon
it looks and reads better. So there.
It is easy to edit singles to doubles then tidy up.

An argument usually stops when you wave the Style Guide around.  I do it
when it suits me (Oops, maybe I shouldn't have said that)

I lost absolute faith in the Chicago when it states that you must put a
period after an elipsis ....
(I am not making this up)


I am seem to remember that the CR/LF issue dates to mainframe printers.
You could set a CR (Carriage Return) that returned to the beginning of the
line - why I have no idea.
A LF (Line Feed) moved to the next line down - and maybe not to the
Imagine that you are programming a plotter, rather than typing a letter.

A combined CR/LF is what you get with a typewriter lever, and that has now
moved into word processing.

Bob T (Snr)

On 1/20/08, rh <zut@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Paragraph - A string of characters ending with the ascii characters
> "period
> >'carriage
> >> return' linefeed".
> >>
> >
> >Er, I'd question this.   UNIX convention for text is newline character.
> The
> >CR/LF ending is a Windows variation that continues to cause compatibility
> >problems.
> Yes, absolutely correct, Peter. My apologies to the list for this
> inaccuracy. I was quoting from my local configuration, changed from the
> normal to avoid the very compatibility problems of which you speak.
> Reg
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