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Re: [Groff] [Heirloom] Double word space after :

From: Dave Kemper
Subject: Re: [Groff] [Heirloom] Double word space after :
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:17:50 -0600

On 11/12/14, Carsten Kunze <address@hidden> wrote:
> by default Heirloom troff inserts a double word space if a line ends with
> ":".  Is this correct US English typography?

Most modern US typography uses the same amount of space for everything
on the line: between sentences, between words, and after any
punctuation that requires a following space.  (Here, "modern" refers
to the past 50 years or so; see

So the default groff behavior of adding additional space between
sentences also does not follow today's typical US typography.  You
would have to specify ".ss 12 0" to achieve US convention.

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