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Re: Patch for end of sentence markup etc. in manuals
On Fri, 2004-11-05 at 13:35, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > The 'two spaces' rule is indeed a typewriter convention, but it comes
> > from general typesetting conventions where a sentence break should be
> > larger than the normal inter-word gap. The reason for conventions such
> > as this is that it makes the text easier to read rapidly: the larger gap
> > is an additional visual clue to the reader.
> This is an anglophone convention though. There is no trace of such a
> convention in France or Italy (hence the name of the TeX command
> \frenchspacing that sets a uniform spacing factor after all characters).
We have a saying "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". So, when writing