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I know a lot of people think that one space between sentences is fine, but I've confirmed this with two English teachers: Two spaces is the way to go. So, please try and use that as a standard when writing. --Mechcozmo

I'd hardly say English teachers would be the authority on this, as its more an IT/typography issue. In the days of typewriters, using double spaces between sentences was standard because fonts were all monospaced, but these days proportional fonts are much more common, and one space has therefore been the standard for some time. Here's one report on the issue. --HexMonkey 16:23, 13 November 2005 (EST)
"A major problem with onscreen displays is that they are too flexible -- I can specify any font I want at any size I want and that will blow to hell what the designer planned so carefully." I've done enough work for people to know that fonts SHOULD be flexible. Senior citizens go crazy when I tell them that the person locked the font down to a 10 point smallish font. Design the pages for usability instead of looks, and it will be used and looked at. If the author is relying on faulty premises, then I'm unsure that the conclusion is correct. I've done some tests and the Wiki software will only render one space. This is fairly upsetting since in Yearbook I had to correct a number of spacing issues just today... Two spaces is the standard, however it appears the software is dead-set on only one. :-\ Mechcozmo 22:47, 14 November 2005 (EST)

I personally prefer two spaces. But I thought that on the web on forums and wiki's like this double spaces are automatically removed anyway? So even if you write with double spaces it ends up single spaced. TMA 05:31, 14 November 2005 (EST)

Alright, I made it a Monty Python reference. Everyone happy? It solves the problem quite nicely, although if you haven't seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail you may not get it. Mechcozmo 22:50, 14 November 2005 (EST)