One Space or Two After a Sentence?

For those of us old enough to remember typewriters and the convention of adding a double space between sentences, the question of one space or two often arises. The answer now is, unequivocally, one space, but why the change? The convention of adding two spaces between sentences arose because this rendered text easier to read when typed out: with only one space, sentences would appear to run into each other. However, when typeset into a book where paragraphs are usually justified, this convention becomes irrelevant: words, and sometimes individual characters, Read More …