The Debate over One Space or Two?

We at Duck Soup want to know, how do you do it? After a period between your sentences, do you use one space or two?

From http://www.getitwriteonline.com/archive/011803TypographySpacePeriods.htm

“Use one space after all punctuation, including periods, question marks, exclamation points, and colons. Putting two spaces after these marks of punctuation is a convention that evolved because typewriters were equipped only with monospaced fonts, which made it difficult to see where sentences ended. Professional typographers have always used only one space because they use proportionally spaced fonts, which do not require the extra spaces in order for a series of sentences to be readable. Because most of the fonts in today’s word processing software programs are proportional, in other words, we do not need to put an additional space after end punctuation or colons when we use our computers to compose. ”

Some people still prefer the old school way. We want to know what you think. 🙂

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One response to “The Debate over One Space or Two?

  1. Two space – I think most editors are old and wear glasses.

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