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Those confounded spaces

Subject: Those confounded spaces
by Urulöké on 2008/5/26 12:29:05

Hi all,

I've been noticing of late that most books published with Tolkien's initials have no spaces (in other words, they look like "J.R.R." instead of "J. R. R."). This was not so common in the past, if you go back through older publications.

I thought it might just be a printing style or some such, but in recent works (for example, I did a sample check of Tolkien Studies), only Tolkien's initials are compressed - other initials have spaces between the letters and periods.

Is this something the Estate prefers, or just shorthand that everyone is adopting? Anyone know, or have opinions?
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