[scribus] Removing extra spaces??

Chris Bannister cbannister at slingshot.co.nz
Sun Nov 9 04:55:13 UTC 2014

On Sat, Nov 08, 2014 at 09:11:41AM -0500, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 11/08/2014 06:31 AM, Chris Bannister wrote:
> > Wasn't that just because of fixed width fonts? I believe that practice
> > today is archaic and unnecessary. 
> > 
> > That was from an interesting book that I read, "The Mac is not a typewriter"
> > 
> My sense from reading various sources is that things like this were
> conventions that individual publishers would establish. One such
> convention was following a sentence with an em space, so we're
> traditionally talking about proportional fonts as printing typically
> used. It was the advent of typewriters that translated this em space to
> two monospaces.
> As often happens, conventions morph into rules, and I suppose you might
> say that a convention at a particular publisher was in essence a rule,
> except that over the years conventions are changed.

Thanks for the elucidation. :)

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