One Versus Two Spaces After a Period

Posted on May 17, 2007 

One Versus Two Spaces After a Period

In late September 1998 I asked several people what I thought was a simple typographic question. I was thinking about doing a quick eye tracking study with a colleague and I wondered if there was any empirical research available that showed that a single space after a period was “better” than two spaces, or vice versa. While I was most interested in this as a web usability issue, many folks were very interested in this for all sorts of reasons. In any event, I received a flood of email about this question and now, after a long delay, I will share my results with you.

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