I'm not going to weigh in on whether ending sentences with two spaces is the One True Way or an abomination. All I know is that I show no signs of establishing a consistent habit of hitting the spacebar twice at the end of a sentence. So, given that: what's an ideal set of sentence-* customizations that will accurately recognize most English sentence endings without the aid of two spaces?

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Try setting sentence-end-double-space to nil.

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    Well I feel stupid. I'd missed that and thought I'd need to come up with a regex.
    – Avdi
    Sep 30, 2014 at 18:10

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