Some typos found in the last lo-build.pot file
msgid ""The column separator (separating elements in one row) and the row separator "
"are language and locale dependent. But in this help content, the ';' "
"semicolon and '|' pipe symbol are used to indicate the column and row "
"separators, respectively. For example, in the English locale, the ',' comma "
"is used as the column separator, while the ';' semicolon is used as the row "
--> Extra spaces before But and For.
msgid "<ahelp hid=\"SW:RADIOBUTTON:TP_COMPARISON_OPT:RB_AUTO\">Use the most "
"appropirate comparison settings for the current document.</ahelp>"
--> appropirate should be appropriate
msgid "Create perfect documents within seconds with document templates. Common "
"templates contain language intependent templates."
--> intependent should be independent
Fixed by commits:
I can tell you that it came from LaTeX's rule that two spaces shall be used between sentences, to distinguish it from a clause like "e.g. foo" (the second '.' and the 'f'). Is this rule not universal?
(This is as far as I recall, it's been a while since I used TeX). I doubt LaTeX has anything to do with this. In Tex (and thus LaTeX) input any number of sequential spaces is treated equal. It's the period at the end of a sentence (and maybe one or several space characters, I don't recall) that tells where a sentence ends. It is then a totally different thing whether the whitespace between sentences is set wider than that between words on a line, directed by some TeX setting, the TeX command \frenchspacing comes to mind.
Using two spaces between sentences is/was a standard practice for typewritten text in many locales, and thus is still often used when typing in text editors that use fixed-width fonts, as usually used for programming.
(In real typesetting, like in TeX (and to some degree also word processing like LibreOffice), when using proportional typefaces, the term "space" has little meaning, as horizontal whitespace is flexible anyway and stretches or compresses as needed to achieve justification. There is nothing that would correspond to the inflexible "space" of a typewriter. In Western typography there are several standard font size relative horizontal space measures like em-space, en-space, and then the flexible horizontal space between words.)
Very insightful, Tor!
And yes, now I remember that TeX uses tilde (~) to control narrow space after a period (.), or something like that.
Anyway, I have nothing against this fix, btw, as I was just curious. :-)
Closing - Sophie