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  1. jb welder

    jb welder

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    What is up with all spacing being reduced to one space? If I put 2 spaces before a new sentence that's how it should post.
    If I'm listing a bunch of items using more than 2 spaces, that's how it should show up. Not sure if this is new but I think so, I never noticed it before.
    ex.1 72
    a 73
    b 74
    c 75
    All items in ex.1 were posted with 10 spaces separation
     
  2. KapnKrunch

    KapnKrunch Gold Member

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    You on tablet or keyboard?
     
  3. LexxM3

    LexxM3 Gold Member

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    I still see 10 spaces in the quoted text. It just compresses them for rendering to browsers. This is probably not space elimination but rather a result of rendering a proportional font (you can look that up for details). Annoying, I know.
     
  4. jb welder

    jb welder

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    Keyboard with desktop computer.

    How are you looking at it so you see all the spaces?
    I could be wrong, but I'm fairly sure this is a new thing, and I'm wondering what change was responsible.
    I've read recently about single space after period becoming acceptable for print, and I'm one of those who does not agree.
     
  5. LexxM3

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    In TapaTalk, when I quote your post, here is what I see:

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  6. Lincoln

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    Testies, 1, 2
    a
    b
    c
    d
    e

    EDIT: Yup, I had them spaced right across the page. Desktop computer, full keyboard.
    Hmmmmmmm
     
  7. KapnKrunch

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    @jb welder Proper keyboard, eh? Hmm. Things have changed.

    [I spent 12 years setting type on computer. I knew all the tricks. Em dash, en dash, fractions (as one symbol), subscript, superscript, ellipsis, cents sign, blah, blah, blah. I agonized over kerning and leading til the wee hours. Widows, orphans, where to hard return for readability, etc, etc, etc. All part of page layout along with PhotoShop and Illustrator. Brag, brag, brag. Yes I was good. Was.]

    Proofing software could search for double spaces and change to single space automatically. Is that a default now?
     
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  8. LexxM3

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    And here is what see I when quoting:

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Lincoln

    Lincoln Gold Member

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    I see it properly when I quote myself. But I bet it will go back when I hit post. That is strange.
     
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  10. bw66

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    As a long time user of the double space after a period, I can tell you that it's been like that since the transition to XenForo.

    And yes, it bothers me more than it should.
     
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  11. KapnKrunch

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    So its a default now? Anything over one space is converted to one space? (Apparently because I put four spaces between every word in that last sentence.)

    ( Note: Use word for numbers under 20, and figures for numbers over 20. This dang thread is making me self-concious about my sloppy typing!)
     
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  12. jb welder

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    Well, reading about what Chris D of xenforo thinks about the double space after period, I can see the single space is staying. I can live with that, and my mind is ecstatic about the vast saving in thumbstrokes! This guy even makes some valid points: Cary Millsap: The “Two Spaces After a Period” Thing
    But for trying to create lists that are easily understood and legible, it sucks!
    Also interested in testing how this shows up.   Double space? (edit: nope)

    On a side note, these posts in the admin section are always fun just to see how long it takes to get some attention. o_O
     
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  13. KapnKrunch

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    That's what tabs are for in traditional typesetting, right back to the old typewriter. Outside of page layout software though, I have no clue.
     
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  14. LexxM3

    LexxM3 Gold Member

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    Actually, since BB/Xenforo are markup languages, lists are probably best handled by list markup. See all the fancy details at the link below:

    BB codes
     
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  15. GCAdmin1

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    Testing

    test is a test

    Kevin
     

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