On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 09:04:51AM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> Yue Wang wrote:
>> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 9:51 AM, Ryo Furue <fu...@hawaii.edu> wrote:
>>> Hi ConTeXt users,
>>>
>>> I'm wondering what's the ConTeXt version
>>> of LaTeX's "\...@."  (which indicates an end-of-sentence
>>> period).  I can define
>>>
>>>  \d...@{\spacefactor1000}
>>>
>>> and use it, but if there is an official version
>>> I'd like to know.
>>>
>>
>> I think in Professional typesetting, the same amount of space should
>> be left for all full stop/comma/whaever.
>> You'd better change TeX's default behavior.
>
> huh?
>
> each language can has its own rules ... spacing after period or comma is  
> one, but also think of quotes in quotations etc; and, the french have  
> spacing before and after : ; . , (it has always been a selling point for  
> tex to be able to deal with it)

Not only French, it is also the case for traditional Arabic typesetting,
though people tend to follow the English rules these days.

Regards,
 Khaled


-- 
 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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