Re: [Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#644361: fcitx: Typos in package description
Aron Xu wrote:
>> While trying to torment it into an appropriate shape I've ended up
>> with this version instead:
>> Description: Free Chinese Input Toy of X
>> Fcitx is an Input Method framework providing a graphical interface for
>> entering Chinese characters in a variety of applications and using a
>> variety of mapping systems.
> Why again "entering Chinese characters"? I'm afraid we need rephrasing
> here in near future (month-ish).
Because it'll cover more languages? In that case you might just be
able to change s/Chinese/CJK/. Another approach would be to say "a
graphical interface to support [character input in] writing systems
such as Chinese [or...]".
>> Despite its humble name and beginnings, it offers a pleasant and
>> modern experience, with intuitive graphical configuration tools and
>> customizable skins and mapping tables. It is highly modularized and
>> extensible, with GTK and Qt front-ends, support for back-end UIs
I'd better doublecheck: does that phrase "back-end UIs" make sense?
>> based on Fbterm, pure Xlib, GTK, or KDE, and a developer-friendly API.
>> This metapackage pulls in a set of components recommended for most
>> desktop Fcitx users.
>> (I'm probably garbling those features, too. For instance, how much
>> else is there that you might configure besides the skins and tables?
> The configuration is very detailed. Here is an incomplete list:
Then I definitely can't say just that it has "intuitive graphical
configuration tools for customizing skins and mapping tables" without
summarizing its other configurable features; I'd be better off leaving
it as in the quoted version above. Or of course it could be
"intuitive graphical configuration tools for customizing skins,
mapping tables, and many other features."
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package