Re: description writing guide
Steve Greenland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 05-Dec-02, 16:49 (CST), "Thomas Bushnell, BSG" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> It is not possible for an automated renderer to figure out where
>> sentence boundaries are without some kind of help, and a mere period
>> is not sufficient help. So, a good convention to establish might be
>> that the string ". " indicates the end of a sentence, and ". " does
> While technically valid, I don't like his much, for a couple of
> 1. I suspect it will be very hard to get this consistently used
> in Debian descriptions, as there are a lot of people who do not
> naturally use the 'period-two-spaces' convention. (I suspect it is
> entirely determined by how much typing one did on real typewriters,
Because nobody else has noted it yet I'll add it:
It is also depending on whether the peoople are English/American/etc.
or not. For example it is not usual in French and German texts to
have bigger whitespace at sentence boundaries. See "\frenchspacing"