On 2015-09-14, at 16:42, Dan Griswold <kc5...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear org-mode community, > > In LaTeX, a space after a period is treated as an inter-sentence space, > which is wider than an inter-word space. This can lead to overly wide > spacing after a period that ends an abbreviation rather than a space. The > way to cover this in LaTeX is to use a backslash prior to the space, as in: > > Mr.\ Henry Higgins. > > I have some documents in org that have the same issue: periods concluding > abbreviations, with the result that LaTeX puts more space than I want after > the abbreviation. Yet the use of "\ " does not work, as the backslash is > exported to LaTeX as a literal backslash. > > How should I mark in org mode that I want a space following a period > concluding an abbreviation to be seen by LaTeX as an interword space?
#+LATEX_HEADER: \frenchspacing and never worry again. OTOH, it would be relatively easy to write a filter which converts Emacs rules wrt. spaces (single/double space) into LaTeX ones. BTW: Bringhurst claims that using larger spaces at the end of the sentence is Bad Style™. > Thanks, > > Dan -- Marcin Borkowski http://octd.wmi.amu.edu.pl/en/Marcin_Borkowski Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Adam Mickiewicz University