They did. DC is correct. Keep up, granny :)
I have this argument with every millennial who comes to work in my office. I learned how to type on a typewriter, and 2 spaces is what we were taught. I cannot unlearn that. I understand that the 2 spaces reveal my advanced age. So be it.
Same here BrooklynMom.
I learned two, DC have learned one. DD asked her teacher last year and teacher was tactful and said that two wasn't wrong, and what is important is consistency, but that for new people learning to type, one is preferred.
There's some very, very tentative evidence that two spaces has a small benefit to readability: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/05/two-spaces-after-a-period/559304/
It’s one now, sorry!
Just had this argument with DH, where he told DS to put two spaces and I asked why bc I have never done that and I'm more of the English person and he's more the math authority. I looked it up bc we kept arguing and it seemed to say that it was really used in the age of typewriters so I declared myself the victor bc no one uses typewriters anymore. The remaining debate is now about the Oxford comma and I refuse to believe I'm not right about that too lol, but I'm sure we'll fight about that one forever!
@SuperMom Oxford comma, FTW! English major/person here too.
Oxford comma just makes sense. It makes sentences easier to understand. It's a no-brainer!
One would think, yet here we are! I even took a sentence he had written, and tried to show him that without the comma the whole sentence was open to interpretation and not clear. Then I read it adding the comma and it cleared up any doubt as to the meaning, but he's still not convinced!
Your dc is correct, but I still do it. Force of habit...
Two spaces in a fixed-pitch font (e.g. on a typewriter); one in a variable-width font (the default in pretty much any modern computer editor).
I'll go to the grave with my two spaces and my Oxford comma.
As a graphic designer, we've been fixing the 2 spaces in the copy we receive for over 30 years now...
I type everything with two spaces between sentences, and then at the end do a Find+Replace to change all the " "s to " ".