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[–] nnggghhhh 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm more disturbed by two periods after a sentence.

Typographically speaking there are several types of spaces, IIRC the "l" space is the smallest and the "M" space is largest.

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[–] svipbo [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

HTML doesn't allow you to specify a wider space with several space characters in a row.

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[–] Kar98 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes, it IS wrong to use two spaces after a period in 2015. The wall of lead OP hoped nobody would actually read says so and re-hashes everything that has been said on the subject. Only people who never progressed mentally from their training as administrative assistant at a rural junior college in the 1950 still insist on double tapping after period.

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[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I enjoyed this a do see the war continues here ... Lol

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[–] Longbow 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The writer has a little less knowledge than he needed to right that article.

Manual type setters sometimes used shims to add additional space between some letters to ensure that the characters remained readable when used with certain combinations of ink and paper. The use of a double space at the end of a sentence in a typewriter is to help readers pick put sentences.

The Type in a typewriter is of course, monotype. Proportional fonts are such because their kerning (the spacing used between character pairs) is set electronically. The kerning of each pair differs, so there's no way to set kerning using an typewriter/impact printer.

@svipbo Two spaces isn't really relevant to html. The parser renders them as all a single space. w3cschools.org has a cool try-it-out browser tool to experiment with.

The kerning for the period/space/letter combination in a proportional font is wider than a letter/space/letter space.

A couple of the editors at companies where I work don't bother reading resumes with period/space/space.

I personally don't care. I figure it's your time.

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[–] kiely 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It doesn't keep up with the spacing of the rest of the text and for anything that needs to look professional, I would advise not using double space after a period. Most people using the internet were taught to use one space after a period for all of their life.