Double space now an error.

Regarding the posts about regular expressions and combining with the post about changing single quotes to doubles but not apostrophes:


That’s a Perl style regency which would handle most cases.

You are so out of my league! I assume that's programing language that would be run at a dos prompt for a designated file.
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Because there is so much extra spacing in the typewritten monospace font, writers using typewriters needed the extra space after punctuation to indicate a full stop, such as a period, question mark, or exclamation point.

If you’re using any word processing software on a computer, such as Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Google Docs, there is no need for more than one space after the period. All of these tools will space letters and sentences appropriately for you if you use one space after the sentence.

A looooong time ago I learned typing using the double space method because of this and then had to relearn typing when computers came out with their fancy fonts.

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