# [NTG-context] inter-word spacing (initials)

David davidandrewrogers at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 04:27:59 CEST 2008

On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 17:30:19 -0400, Alan Bowen wrote:

> I have the latest ConTeXt and  am using mkii.
>
> One used to be able to reduce the spacing after an initial by by
> typing “.\<space>”, but this no longer seems to work. Compare the
> inter-word spacing in
>
> \starttext
> A. E. Samuel\crlf
> A.\ E.\ Samuel
>
> \stoptext
>
> If the is a difference here, I am having trouble seeing it; and on a
> typeset page, the gaps after the initials just seem too big.
>
> In general, I find that the spacing after certain characters ---e.g.,
> “)”---has been increased of late. Is this in fact the case? Or should
> I go back to my old glasses?

Have you tried:

\starttext
A. E. Samuel\crlf
A.~E.~Samuel

\stoptext

?

Last time I tried, this one worked for me.

David