On Sat, 11 Aug 2018 15:30:26 +0200, Ruben <talk-be.ru...@janmaes.com> wrote: > "Space" in English has well over 20 distinct meanings. One of them is > • according to Wiktionary: "(letterpress typography) A piece of metal > type used to separate words, cast lower than other type so as not to take > ink, especially one that is narrower than one en (compare quad). [from > 17thc.]". > • according to OED: "In a text: an interval or blank between words, > lines, etc.; (Typography) any of several intervals or blanks of varying > widths used to separate words, justify lines, etc. Now also (in an electronic > or typewritten text): an interval or blank equivalent to one character, which > may be produced by pressing a specific key (cf. space bar n.)."
This is not to say that it was necessarily the best word, but that no-one would have failed to understand what we meant. _______________________________________________ Talk-be mailing list Talkemail@example.com https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-be