People Who Type Two Spaces After a Period Just Can’t Win

published 03.06.2020 17:52

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Ever since computers displaced typewriters, a rift has grown between people who put two spaces after a period and people who put one.

Duane Daiker worries he might be on the losing side.

Mr. Daiker, a lawyer in Tampa, Fla., brought Mignon Fogarty, author of the bestselling “Grammar Girl” books, onto his law-themed podcast in March to settle the matter once and for all.

He hoped she would rule in favor of two spaces, as he had been taught in high school.