To space or not to space, that is the question and the answer is an emphatic NO!

No, no,–no double spacing after periods. It did not begin with typewriters. It was way before that. Once upon a time em space was used after a period. This is a hyphen – this is an em –. It’s longer. The topic is space after a period not hyphens, ems or ens. One space after a period, period. The exception is if you are typing on an actual typewriter, that is if you can find one. If you are typing on an actual typewriter you may double space after the period. If you do it on a computer you look like you’ve made a mistake because you have.

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