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Javascript replace all "." except in one case...

Hello,

I would like to check some text for occurences of periods where there is a character directly after it and add a space.  For example:  "This is an example.And this is another ex. for you." should become "This is an example.  And this is another ex. for you."  So, just the space inserted when there is another character (not for "ex.").

Not sure how to do this...

Thanks in advance!
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Rob

8/22/2022 - Mon
Argenti

Step 1. Replace all ". " occurrences with "."
Step 2. Replace all "." occurrences with ". "

:)
Argenti

Additional info:

You can use (free editor) Notepad++ in order to count the existing/replaced occurrences in case of a dot with several spaces after (".   ")
Repeat Step 1. until no more ". " exist
Apply Step 2. once, so you will obtain only ". " (dot followed by one single space)
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1Cougar

I was looking for the javascript so @tagit :  thank you...that was what I was looking for.

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Rob

Sorry, got tht slightly wrong, should be:

replace(/\.([^ ]{1})/g,"\. $1");

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