[OS X TeX] French typography
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Tue May 31 16:04:25 CEST 2005
On May 31, 2005, at 9:52 AM, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:
> occasionally in french books I saw additional white space
> before/after french quotes
> before colon, semicolon, questionmarks and “!" (don't know name).
exclamation point. Also called a ``bang''
> Are there more typographic specials like this in French?
> And what is this called? French typography?
Depends on the timeframe. Normally these days there's no additional
space after sentence-ending punctuation, hence the ``\frenchspacing''
command from Plain TeX.
If your French is better than mine, this might be of use:
and Luc Devroye's pages have this link:
and some others:
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