Why you should never use two spaces after a period.

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no double spaces after a period  Double Spaces After a Period?

One of Slate.com’s most popular articles ever was reprinted today on its two-year anniversary. And it’s still worth reading. From the article:

Can I let you in on a secret? Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong. ….

“Who says two spaces is wrong?” they wanted to know.

Typographers, that’s who. The people who study and design the typewritten word decided long ago that we should use one space, not two, between sentences.

The author, Manjoo Farhad, expresses himself with vigour and verve – and he’s right. Professionally set type takes out any double spaces, and the results look smooth and readable. READ THE ARTICLE

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