On Wed, 4 Dec 2002 11:33:35 -0800 Craig Dickson <email@example.com> wrote: > I don't see any reason why package descriptions shouldn't be presented > in variable-width fonts. The right margin might look a bit ragged > (assuming the program preserves line breaks, which is probably a good > idea to avoid messing up bulletted lists in the description), but so > what? Package descriptions don't usually include tabular data that > would be seriously messed up by variable-width fonts. Just for looks, and to allow some flexibility on the part of the description writer. If variable-width fonts are used, then line breaks shouldn't be preserved. If they're not going to be preserved, there needs to be a very specific set of rules as to how lines are joined. These already exist in code, actually; I believe packages.debian.org joins lines.
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