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

Alan Bowen acbowen at princeton.edu
Tue Jul 15 23:26:43 CEST 2008

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?

Cheers, Alan