[OS X TeX] overview of what TeX is producing
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Mar 2 08:41:21 EST 2005
On 2 Mar 2005, at 1:09 pm, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> Anyway that is not important, but it does seem in your text that the
> in the middle of the sentence is seen as the end of a sentence.
> `Oh, I've had such a curious dream!' said Alice.
> Strange, why does TeX think the closing ' is the end of a sentence
The extra-space effect of sentence-ending punctuation such as period
and exclamation is propagated past closing quote marks (and parens);
see discussion of spacefactor in the TeXbook.
> Maybe the TeX code should be something like
> `Oh, I've had such a curious dream!'\ said Alice.
Yes, that will work. Or consider using \frenchspacing, which turns off
TeX's normal adjustments of inter-sentence spacing, and IMO may look
better (depending partly on the choice of typeface). But this is (as
that command name implies!) something where typographic traditions
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