Thanks very much for your report.
Since my native language is french, I will let some native speaker on
debian-l10n-english confirm your suggestion.
On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 12:33:50PM -0400, P. Law wrote:
> To whom it may concern:
> Your webpage " http://debian.org/News/2009/20090523 " states:
> "The Debian Project wishes to announce the change of the GNU Privacy
> Guard key used to digitally sign its archive reference files. Signatures
> are used to ensure that packages installed by users are the very same
> originally distributed by Debian, and have not been exchanged or
> tempered [SIC} with."
> From Wikipedia, it says,
> "Tempering is a heat treatment technique for metals, alloys and glass.
> In steels, tempering is done to "toughen" the metal by transforming
> brittle martensite into bainite or a combination of ferrite and
> cementite. Precipitation hardening alloys, like many grades of aluminum
> and superalloys, are tempered to precipitate intermetallic particles
> which strengthen the metal. Tempering is accomplished by a controlled
> reheating of the work piece to a temperature below its lower critical
> The word you were looking for is "tampering." From the website,
> " thefreedictionary.com ", the definition of "tamper" is:
> "1. To interfere in a harmful manner: tried to tamper with the
> decedent's will; tampering with the timing mechanism of the safe.
> 2. To tinker with rashly or foolishly: Don't tamper with my feelings.
> 3. To engage in improper or secret dealings, as in an effort to
> influence: tamper with a jury. See Synonyms at interfere.
> v.tr. To alter improperly."