[texhax] Differentiating sentences in a paragraph

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Jan 18 13:45:47 CET 2013

On Jan 16, 2013, at 7:52 PM, Gordon Haverland wrote:

> Someone asked me today "what the rule is about trailing spaces 
> after a sentence ending period".  In formatted text, I just 
> assumed the space should be bigger.  In (LaTeX or other) source,
> it can be entirely different.

It's a stylistic choice as indicated by the commands to control it \frenchspacing

There're specific commands in LaTeX to indicate if a period does/doesn't end a sentence.

Balanced against the readability argument is the aesthetic one, of nicer, more even spacing.

A sensible bit of editing would easily fix the example in question.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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