[texhax] Differentiating sentences in a paragraph

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Jan 18 15:23:14 CET 2013

I cannot see why one would /want/ to remove the additional
space at end-of-sentence.  A book (or text) is for /reading/,
not for admiring as a pattern of black and white.  To my
eye, the end of sentence space, being functional, adds to
the aesthetics of the work; remove the additional space,
and the document looks too crowded.

No-one (in their right mind) argues that the second and
subsequent para. after a heading should not be either
indented or set off by vertical white space; that could
be argued to destroy the regularity of the line spacing,
yet it adds so much value that we accept it as the norm.

Philip Taylor
--------Gordon Haverland wrote:
> Are you suggesting that all of the ambiguities which might be
> arguments for the requirement of 2 trailing spaces after a
> sentence ending period can be resolved by editing the sentence?
> If so, that might be something that diction (of Documenter's
> Workbench) or things like Language Tool could look for.

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