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  • KinooOrKinog
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    I can't not do it. I learned to touch type on a typewriter way back in the day before computers were a thing in offices & it's automatic to me now. Can't stop, won't stop [emoji23]

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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by Old Greg View Post
    IIRC double spacing makes sense for a typewriter. I forget the reasoning.
    Already? It's been less than 6 hours since I posted it.
    Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
    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.

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  • Old Greg
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    Originally posted by Platypus View Post
    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
    IIRC double spacing makes sense for a typewriter. I forget the reasoning.

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  • Platypus
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    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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  • ladymuck
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    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.

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  • Old Greg
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    Last human to use two spaces after a full stop dies

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  • xoggoth
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    When I "mistype" things, it's not an error, it's artistic expression.

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  • Hobosapien
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    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.

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  • ladymuck
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    It should be a configurable parameter rather than impose one style or another.

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  • Old Greg
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    Nobody tell Rees Mogg.

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  • Paddy
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    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.

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  • NotAllThere
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    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.

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  • OwlHoot
    started a topic I _knew_ it!

    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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