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Re: [Groff] space width

From: James K. Lowden
Subject: Re: [Groff] space width
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:31:06 -0500

On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:15:28 -0700
Dave Kemper <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 11/18/13, Tadziu Hoffmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> > In the original troff (according to the Troff User's Manual)
> > a space was nominally 1/3 em and a thinspace was 1/6 em,
> > thus half a normal space.  In groff's TR font, a space
> > is nominally 1/4 em, but a thinspace is still only 1/6 em.
> > Isn't that strange?
> I thought of this two-month-old post when I found
>, a lengthy article that
> exhaustively documents that until the early to mid 20th century,
> standard typesetting practice was to put more space between sentences
> than between words.

Published 2013-11-01, in eerie anticipation of Tadziu's post.  


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