On 13/12/2006, at 4:45 PM, Christian Perrier wrote:
- I believe in English texts there should be two spaces at the end ofa sentence. The msgids only show that at a few spots. At the leastit is inconsistent.Please report this against the package. I won't touch this package anymore (freeze, crappy debconf stuff anyway, probably also a kind of saturation on my side...). I actually don't understand the reason for English using two spaces after sentences (something named "full stops" with an abolute lack of any logic which probably is out of the scope of my cartesian mind). For instance, the D-I team decided against this mostly to avoid the inconsistencies you point...which always occur when the "full stops" thing is adopted.
Double-spacing after a sentence in English is an old typographical convention. It is not necessary if you're not manipulating blocks of metal type.
from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)
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