And there was wailing and gnashing of teeth
September 17, 2013 12:59 PM Subscribe
Once upon a time
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, typographical practice was anarchy. Printers put in all sizes of spaces in haphazard ways, including after periods. Then, a standard emerged: the single space after a period. Unfortunately, the evil typewriter came along, and for some unknown reason, people began to put wider double spaces after periods. Typographers railed against the practice, but they could do nothing.
A history of spacing exploration (from 2011), via Ars Technica
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