An attempt to understand myself, nature, and the world at large.
29 May 2007
One space after a period
Apparently, I've been in the dark all these years. Both the Chicago Manual of Style and the APA suggest putting one space after a period, rather than two spaces. The reason is that modern typesetting is much better than 50 years ago and fonts are equally spaced. So, we don't need the extra space. The MLA is ambivalent on this issue.