The evidence is in: Use TWO spaces after a period in monospace screenplay fonts such as Courier Prime!

There's a "common knowledge" floating around that one can deduce the approximate generation of a screenwriter based on whether they use one or two spaces after a period: Older writers who learned to type on manual typewriters usually add two spaces, and younger writers who learned on a word processors with proportional fonts use only one space and let the software manage the spacing width.

This week the Washington Post had an article discussing the classic, controversial 1-vs-2 spaces controversy. Suprisingly (at least to me), of 60 college students recruited for the study, 21 were "two-spacers". But there's more. From the article:

The researchers then clamped each student's head into place, and used an Eyelink 1000 to record where they looked as they silently read 20 paragraphs. The paragraphs were written in various styles: one-spaced, two-spaced, and strange combinations like two spaces after commas, but only one after periods. And vice versa, too.

And the verdict was: two spaces after the period is better.

Welcome 2018 with fonts, fonts, and more fonts!

As seen in RC36:

I can post these all day. But why post screen shots when you can try it yourself? There are over eight hundred downloadable writing fonts families and three new font sizes to choose from. All for the perfectly reasonable price of free. And you can play with them in the DubScript testing version, starting in six months right now. Just sign up for the beta program in the Play Store.

If you encounter any issues with this new experimental feature or with anything else in this version of DubScript please do post to the forum. Cheers and as always, happy writing!


RC34 Moves to Beta Testing!

Among the usual updated libraries and bug fixes in this beta are two items of note that came directly from you:

1. Auto scene-renumber and remove all scene numbering, based on this forum suggestion from Luca9185.

2. A very rare formatting issue with characters whose name ends in "2", as noticed by Triston in this conversation in the forum.

Thanks to both of you! The current beta has a couple more tricks up its sleeve as far as speed and memory usage go, so be sure to try the latest by adding yourself as a beta tester in the play store. And if you notice any issues, post 'em in the forum. Thanks and happy writing!