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Re: rule for period and sentence ending

From: Vincent Lefevre
Subject: Re: rule for period and sentence ending
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 02:47:31 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21-6305-vl-r59709 (2013-04-16)

On 2013-08-04 22:20:25 +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
> Sure, it's arguable, but I don't want to change it, partly because I
> think Knuth made the right decision, partly because there's no way to do
> things at the "word" level in TeX, and partly because it would introduce
> a significant incompatibility in Texinfo with only a minor benefit.

OK, but one problem is that one can easily forget the rule (actually
I completely forgot that this rule for capital letters existed in
TeX)... IMHO, I think there shouldn't have been any exception at all.

> There have always been commands to Texinfo to explicitly specify whether
> a period ends a sentence or not, and using those is (and always has been)
> the way to get the correct output.

However @. is a bit buggy for PDF output: it seems that kerning is lost.
For instance, compare the space between the P and the period with:

@emph{OP}.  Bar

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