Space: the final frontier

I hate incorrectly formatted space and punctuation in documents, even though it rarely has any bearing whatsoever on the aesthetics of the printed copy.

An italicised word or phrase should not have its surrounding spaces or succeeding punctuation mark italicised, for example. Underlining trailing spaces is common on the web, and drives me nuts.

I also hate redundant space in documents, something that baffles anyone I tell. A couple of trailing spaces after a full-stop, after which a new sentence once started, have no place. Please get rid of them for me.

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2 Responses to “Space: the final frontier”

  1. Yazz on October 23rd, 2007 20:50

    I thought you liked putting spaces after full stops?

  2. Dan on October 24th, 2007 00:42

    Two spaces after the full stop, but not at the end of a paragraph.

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