[NTG-context] Sentence breaks for "English-style" (TeX default in English language) spacing regime

Hans Hagen j.hagen at freedom.nl
Sun Feb 5 13:44:17 CET 2023


On 2/4/2023 10:10 AM, Pablo Rodriguez via ntg-context wrote:
> On 2/3/23 19:11, Henry House via ntg-context wrote:
>> List: What method should one use to code whitespace after a period as
>> being sentence-ending, not midsentence, when not employing French
>> spacing?
> 
> Hi Henry,
> 
> not sure I’m getting your point, since this is also a question of
> perspective.
> 
> What may be named “French spacing” in English may be considered as
> “English spacing” in any other European language.
> 
> But this is pure TeX
> (https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/teximpatient.git/plain/teximpatient/book.pdf#search=null):
> 
>    \starttext
>    \startTEXpage[offset=1em]
>    PhD. Next sentence
> 
>    PhD\null. Next sentence
>    \stopTEXpage
>    \stoptext
> 
> I think this may be what you want.
> 
>> References:
>>
>> https://wiki.contextgarden.net/French_spacing Not helpful alas.
> 
> Would you be so kind to update the wiki?
> 
> I hope it helps,
Assuming that you document it I'll add

test\fsp. test. test

where fsp == fixed space functuation

Hans

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