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Re: Agreeing on some "rules" for packaging.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Agreeing on some "rules" for packaging.
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:59:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130007 (Ma Gnus v0.7) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Cyril Roelandt <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 08/29/2013 12:42 AM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Also, please leave two spaces after an end-of-sentence period.
> Do you have a link to an explanation of this rule ?

>From (info "(texinfo) Not Ending a Sentence"):

  Depending on whether a period or exclamation point or question mark is
  inside or at the end of a sentence, slightly less or more space is
  inserted after a period in a typeset manual.  Since it is not always
  possible to determine automatically when a period ends a sentence,
  special commands are needed in some circumstances.  Usually, Texinfo can
  guess how to handle periods, so you do not need to use the special
  commands; you just enter a period as you would if you were using a
  typewriter: put two spaces after the period, question mark, or
  exclamation mark that ends a sentence.

IOW, the intent is to (1) mimic typographical rules, where an
end-of-sentence space is slightly wider than (say) an
after-abbreviation-period space, and (2) to guide TeX(info).  Also, the
‘forward-sentence’ (M-e) command in Emacs expects that.


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