[Scribus] Re: On extra space [bug 424]

Florian Arnold florian_arnold
Fri Apr 30 02:22:34 CEST 2004

Am Mittwoch, 28. April 2004 18:57 schrieb Mardigrafe - Louis Desjardins:
> It is suggested that Scribus could take care of the double spaces at the
> end of a sentence, like other languages such as LaTex and HTML do (that is,
> the extra space is automatically deleted). It is of course very common to
> put 2 spaces at the end of a sentence. Many people just don't know that
> typography in general doesn't like those extra spaces! This is why
> professionnals rely on utilities to get rid of all those spaces that can
> affect the overall quality of typography.

AFAIK, spacing after the period is language-dependent. E.g. in English 
(American?) typography you normaly put a larger space after the period than 
between other pairs of words, and also TeX takes this into account 
automatically. On the other hand, in German (and probably in a lot of other 
languages) there is no extra space after the period. Consequently, the German 
language pack for TeX has this special English spacing rule disabled.

Florian Arnold
florian_arnold at gmx.de

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