Re: Bug#306745: base-config: bad English messages in Debconf templates
On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:21:32PM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 11:48:41AM -0400, David Nusinow wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 02:05:24PM +0100, Dafydd Harries wrote:
> > > Ar 28/04/2005 am 12:47, ysgrifennodd Wouter Verhelst:
> > > > Op do, 28-04-2005 te 18:04 +1000, schreef Dafydd Harries:
> > > > > This should have "APT" in capitals.
> > > > Why would that be the case? People regularly call it 'apt' in writing,
> > > > rather than 'APT', and I believe the 'Advanced Package Tool' is a
> > > > backronym, too.
> > > Well, since it is an acronym, I belive all capitals is correct. This
> > > also fits with the capitalization in APT's own messages, and with the
> > > capitalization in d-i. I think consistency is important here.
> > This is really hideous. Not only is the program named "apt" at the
> > commandline, the apt manpage uses lowercase.
> apt - Advanced Package Tool
> APT is a management system for software packages. It is still
> under development
Oops. I suppose I only saw the examples where they use lowercase. It looks
like when it refers to the system, it's APT, but when referring to the
concrete application, it's apt. Examples of this being the /etc/apt directory
and all the command line programs versus the APT User's Guide and APT
> > Beyond that, putting things like apt (or even sid or sarge, which
> > people are strangely starting to do) in all caps just plain looks bad.
> > Mainly it looks like you're shouting unnecessarily.
> APT authors promote uppercased form, thus having lowercased apt is
> indeed unnecessarily confusing.
The lowercase form is used all the time in reference to things like
- David Nusinow