503Re: Meta-^q removes spaces after periods
- Jan 3, 2002You might find the settings below (from my "company" .emf file) of interest. I currently have it set for one space after sentence end, because if you set it for two, AND set right paren as a sentence-ending character, it puts two spaces after EVERY right paren, (like this in the middle of a sentence) which is really annoying. (This is a freestanding parenthetical remark where you'd want it to put two spaces after.) Fill-paragraph is currently not smart enough to differentiate (but I wish it was).
; Paragraph filling (formatting), see fill-paragraph
set-variable $dot-space 1 ; # spaces after eos char during fill-para.
set-variable $fill-col 65 ; fill-column
set-variable $fill-mode "l" ; left-justify & fill
set-variable $fill-eos ".?!)]" ; sentence-ending chars
set-variable $fill-eos-len 1 ; # spaces after $fill-eos chars
set-variable $fill-ignore ">|_@#" ; don't fill par start w/ these
set-variable $fill-bullet "*)].-+"
set-variable $fill-bullet-len 5 ; how far to look for "bullet"
Note that some people say the use of two spaces between sentences is deprecated since word processors will do it for you:
Not that I don't like 'em myself (old habit?). As in the text above.
You can argue about this all day, for example:
English teachers aren't always right, you know.
>When I use Meta-^q to reformat paragraphs it has the annoying habit of__________
>removing the double spaces that follow periods.
>For reasons that only God probably knows periods are to have TWO spaces
>following them in a sentence that is part of a paragraph. Ask any English
>Is there a way to get this English Teacher behavior?
Thomas Hundt <thundt@...> +1-415-643-3595
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