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

Thu Jul 17 13:56:25 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 11:26 PM, Alan Bowen <acbowen at princeton.edu> 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?

AFAIK the '\ ' after the dot should prevent to stretch the space.

Wolfgang