Double space acceptable after period before abbreviated title?

It seems accepted amongst typographers that the double space after a period is a dated artifact of monospace typewriters, but is it acceptable to use a double space in between sentences like:

I trust Dr. Wang. Dr. Wang is very experienced.

Sure, you could rework the wording or even make this a single sentence with a conjunction, but what’s the best way to typeset these two exact sentences in a proportional typeface?

Doesn’t a double space help?

I trust Dr. Wang.  Dr. Wang is very experienced.


NO, no, no, no, no. Double spaces are never necessary when using proportional fonts. Not if your sentences are one word each, two words each, two paragraphs each, or six pages long.

The best way to typeset those two exact sentences in a proportional font is correctly: with one space after the period.

Two spaces just makes my eye trip. Genuinely. I feel myself tripping over the D of Dr. and doubling back to figure out why there’s such a gap between the sentences.

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