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

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 12:20:38PM +0300, Richard Braakman wrote:
> > I used ispell + some scripts which would exctract the Description from
> > control files.  After the spelling check I used a text editor to further
> > correct the ones that had spelling mistakes (on the theory that errors
> > travel in groups).  Then I used templates to turn the diffs into
> > bugreports.  See bug#18878 (archived) for a simple example, and #18914 for
> > a more complex one.  I've had no negative reactions about them, and all of
> > those bugs have been closed by now.
> I wrote a patch to make ispell smart about the Debian control file format
> (see bug #119782), seeded the dictionary with package names and parts
> thereof, and in chunks over the course of the past month and a half,
> spell-checked my entire available file.  The diff is available at:
> http://people.debian.org/~mdz/spelling/corrections.diff.gz
> I would appreciate some feedback before I start filing bugs.  I used the
> following guidelines in my corrections:

  Fixed sympa and wwsympa.

  Thanks a lot.

Jérôme Marant <jerome.marant@free.fr>


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