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

Alan Bowen acbowen at princeton.edu
Thu Jul 17 14:19:18 CEST 2008

```That is my understanding too, Wolfgang. But I am just not seeing it
either in the example or in my documents.

So what’s up? As I said in a more recent posting, this is affecting my

Alan

On Jul 17, 2008, at 07;56,25 , Wolfgang Schuster wrote:

> 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
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