To single-space or double-space?
There is this ongoing debate on whether to put one space or two spaces after a period.
I am a two spacer, because I type data – not typography:
- Most of the time, I'm using monospaced fonts for typing data. Monospaced fonts lack good typography by design, because they're... monospaced. I like my monospaced sentences nicely separated with two spaces. I expect the computer to figure out how to space this data when shown in a proportional font – as does HTML. If only there was an easy way in HTML to specify two spaces in a monospaced font...
- The computer does a better job of parsing my data if I end a sentence with dot-space-space. This way the computer can differ between the end of a sentence and abbreviations in the middle of a sentence. Take for example these sentences:
"...the fundamentals of code coverage in .NET. Code coverage is a way to..." "...Ubuntu 6.10 offers a cleaner, sharper..."
- Bill Hill - There is only one space after a period
- Statement of a one spacer, with diverting comments