Re: Double space in original messages
- From: "David Lodge" <dave cirt net>
- To: gnome-i18n gnome org
- Subject: Re: Double space in original messages
- Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 10:20:19 -0000
On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 15:08:01 -0000, Ole Laursen <olau hardworking dk>
Some modules have double spaces (" ") in the original messagens,
usually between two sentences (after a dot).
It's an English typographical convention:
Erm... It's an *old* typographical convention - harking back to the days
of the typewriter. In modern English we're taught to only use a singular
space after a full stop, this follows both Oxford University Press and
Cambridge University Press conventions, plus those of virtually all modern
printing shops. Plus it is pointless if something is going to be rendered
through HTML (as HTML renders multiple spaces into one).
If you're using monospaced fonts on a typewriter, I could see an argument
for a double space, but as we are doing neither it should be a single
space. I would definately raise this as a bug.
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