[Libreoffice-bugs] [Bug 30838] Typos in lo-build pot

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Wed Oct 13 11:35:11 PDT 2010


https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30838

--- Comment #3 from Tor Lillqvist <tml at iki.fi> 2010-10-13 11:35:11 PDT ---
(This is as far as I recall, it's been a while since I used TeX). I doubt LaTeX
has anything to do with this. In Tex (and thus LaTeX) input any number of
sequential spaces is treated equal. It's the period at the end of a sentence
(and maybe one or several space characters, I don't recall) that tells where a
sentence ends. It is then a totally different thing whether the whitespace
between sentences is set wider than that between words on a line, directed by
some TeX setting, the TeX command \frenchspacing comes to mind.

Using two spaces between sentences is/was a standard practice for typewritten
text in many locales, and thus is still often used when typing in text editors
that use fixed-width fonts, as usually used for programming.

(In real typesetting, like in TeX (and to some degree also word processing like
LibreOffice), when using proportional typefaces, the term "space" has little
meaning, as horizontal whitespace is flexible anyway and stretches or
compresses as needed to achieve justification. There is nothing that would
correspond to the inflexible "space" of a typewriter. In Western typography
there are several standard font size relative horizontal space measures like
em-space, en-space, and then the flexible horizontal space between words.)

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