script to assist ASCII text
kline at thought.org
Thu Sep 4 17:32:41 UTC 2008
On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 09:33:30PM -0400, Karl Vogel wrote:
> >> On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 21:00:10 -0700,
> >> Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> said:
> G> This had eluded me for years and it may not be possible, but here goes.
> G> I write using vi or, less frequently vim. Is there any sh script that
> G> would make sure that there were exactly one space ('\040') between words,
> G> and three spaces between sentences? My definition of "a sentence" is a
> G> string of words that ends in a period or question-mark, exclamation-mark,
> G> or ellipse ("... . || ... ? || ... !) Also, any dash "--" could not have
> G> any whitespace around it.
> I like a similar setup -- one space between words, sentences ending
> with a period followed by two spaces. The GNU version of "fmt" handles
> this pretty well. Here's the first part of your message, formatted to
> 50-character-wide lines, with the type of spacing that drives me nuts:
[[ ... ]]
> which makes strings like "U.S.A." look like the end of a sentence
> even when they're not. This should give you some ideas.
Thanks much. I sure could have used this yersterday!!
Esp'ly for getting rid of people who send me GUI mail that's
readable-but-messy using Mutt. (******)
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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