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    I _knew_ it!

    At last, the penny (or dime? ) has dropped - The Yanks have been doing it wrong all this time!

    2020-04-28 Typing a double space after a full stop is WRONG: Microsoft Word will now flag two spaces between sentences as a formatting 'error'

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    #2
    When non-proportional fonts were all you had, then double spacing made it easier to read. In these days of proportional fonts, they're just not necessary.
    Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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      #3
      Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
      At last, the penny (or dime? ) has dropped - The Yanks have been doing it wrong all this time!

      2020-04-28 Typing a double space after a full stop is WRONG: Microsoft Word will now flag two spaces between sentences as a formatting 'error'

      Solicitors will be unhappy, they already have large letterheading and logos in the margins to get less on a page.
      "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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        #4
        Nobody tell Rees Mogg.

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          #5
          It should be a configurable parameter rather than impose one style or another.
          I did a stroll around Windsor on 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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            #6
            Phew, thought it was pouring petrol on the everlasting embers of the tabs v spaces war.



            That show (Silicon Valley) is so spot on the dweebs think it's a tribute rather than a piss take.
            Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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              #7
              When I "mistype" things, it's not an error, it's artistic expression.
              bloggoth

              If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
              John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

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                #8
                Last human to use two spaces after a full stop dies

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Hobosapien View Post
                  Phew, thought it was pouring petrol on the everlasting embers of the tabs v spaces war.


                  That show (Silicon Valley) is so spot on the dweebs think it's a tribute rather than a piss take.
                  A friend of mine used to centre text by using spaces rather than the alignment buttons.
                  I did a stroll around Windsor on 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
                    At last, the penny (or dime? ) has dropped - The Yanks have been doing it wrong all this time!
                    The yanks? My mum (expert typist) taught me two spaces after a full-stop and I've been telling Yanks for years they THEY ARE WRONG to use only one.

                    EDIT: I guess I might be the last person to use 2 spaces after a full-stop

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