[lg policy] The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Sun Jul 29 12:33:58 EDT 2018


The Atlantic

The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period

One thing that apparently still has the power to infuriate people, though, is how many spaces should be used after a period at the end of an English sentence.

The war is alive again of late because a study that came out this month from Skidmore College. The study is, somehow, the first to look specifically at this question. It is titled: “Are Two Spaces Better Than One? The Effect of Spacing Following Periods and Commas During Reading.”

Full story:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/05/two-spaces-after-a-period/559304/

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