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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] Fix typos in Documentation/filesystems/seq_file.txt
    On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 07:09:16PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:

    > AFAIK, 2 spaces at the end of sentences is a typewriter-ism, for easier
    > visual separation of sentences.
    > Probably (just guessing here) has to do with monospace fonts vs.
    > (not having) proportional ones there (usually).

    In a sense... Basically, the real rules are
    * inter-sentence space is naturally wider than inter-word one
    * if you need to stretch line, inter-sentence spaces get
    proportionally more than inter-word ones.
    * if you need to shrink line, they get proportionally less.
    * there are fun extra considerations for quoted sentences and
    friends.

    For monospace almost nothing of that can be applied, but the first part
    (wider inter-sentence spaces) is more painful to ignore. The ratio for
    normally typeset text is going to be less than 2, but it's easier on
    eyes to approximate it with 2 than with 1...


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