The rule stands: One space after a period. Period.
The double-space rule went out with the typewriter—and there’s a logical reason for that.
About six years ago, an editor at Ragan sent me an e-mail asking me to stop using two spaces after my periods when submitting my columns to The Ragan Report . In a “voice” dripping with superiority, I sent him a reply that said I was following the rule for proper spacing after a period, which is to put two spaces, thank you very much. He responded (smugly, I might add) that no, in fact I was wrong. It turned out that somewhere between the time that I read more...
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