[Poll] One space or two spaces after a full stop (when typing text)?

One space or two spaces after a full stop (when typing text)?

  • One space
  • Two spaces

0 voters

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I use two spaces after a full stop.

I was taught to touch type on an electric typewriter in the early 90’s.

I assume that people who were taught later on computers may use a single space after a full stop.

Anyone I’ve ever known that wanted two spaces after a period was being paid per page :wink:

Seriously though, you’ll wear out your space key and your thumbs 2x as fast and don’t gain anything.

I’m a pretty big fan of the use of white-space to liven up a work of prose, but I have always, and will forever, shun the double space.

edit / addendum
If you’re writing for the web, browsers won’t render a double space anyway!

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Thanks @CallMeGwei,

My space bar is all shiny from overuse.
Though my worn out thumbs are from swiping on a mobile phone.

The irony is that two spaces don’t show up in the forum.