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Re: Debian Policy released: localized manpages

Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> writes:

> The description in ‘man-pages(7)’ (quoted earlier in this thread) says
> “This page describes the conventions that should be employed when
> writing man pages for the Linux man-pages project”. Admittedly, that's a
> “should”, and Linux != Debian.

Also (which you probably know), the Linux man-pages project != man pages
on Linux in general.  That's a specific free software project devoted to
producing man pages for the standard library, devices, file formats, and
standard configuration files on Linux systems, packaged for Debian as
manpages and manpages-dev.

> What is the governing standard for Debian man pages, and what does it
> say about the ‘TH’ command?

I don't believe we have any standard other than "you should have one" and
some guidelines about translations.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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