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Re: RFC: new vertical layout engine

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: RFC: new vertical layout engine
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 22:21:42 +0100

Kieren MacMillan wrote Saturday, July 25, 2009 6:30 PM

Thanks for the reference — for subsequent thread-followers, I also recommend

Indeed, I just see that @frenchspacing is only used for French and Japanese (the latter only partially). It should be activated for all languages except, perhaps, English. Note that I don't care what you
native speakers actually decide for English

Then I nominate @frenchspacing (i.e., single-spaced sentences) be used for the English docs, consistent with the overwhelming majority of modern English typographic style guides and practice...
Seconder? Opposed? Abstentions?

I've no problem with either one or two spaces
as a standard in the docs, but I tend to
automatically type two as I was raised on
monospaced mechanical typewriters and later
monospaced teletypes and screens.  I still prefer
a monospaced font for email - I find it much easier
to read.  It is customary to use two spaces at
the end of a sentence when using a monospaced font.
In fact it was the standard taught to professional
typists in England until word processors and
proportional fonts appeared.


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