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Re: The Second Great Spelling Check (Re: Package descriptions and making them better)

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

> - Word joining
>   Technical terms seem to lend themselves to the formation of new words
>   through joining, e.g. "lowlevel", "mousewheel", "bugreport".  In cases
>   where the joined form is a common technical term, I allowed it, and in
>   most other cases I recommended hyphenation or splitting into two words.
>   The rationale was to allow for keyword searches to work as expected, so
>   there were few hard and fast rules.

This is not necessary.  "apt-cache search" is capable of dealing with
things that have embedded spaces, and if it isn't the bug is in apt.
Package descriptions should all be good decent English.

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