(forw) Bug#189487 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#189487: lire: Typo in package description)
(please keep me CC'ed to answers if possible. I never remember which
mail header is supposed to ask for this)
I need your advice on the following topic :
In #189487, I mention the presence of double spaces after dots ending
sentences in the lire package debconf templates.
Would this be in french sentences, I would have considered it a bug
without any doubt. The french typography is clear on that topic :
after one dot, there should be only one space character.
As I have a small doubt, I prefer asking to this list : is "double
space after dot" correct english typography?
I suspect it isn't, but I prefer having some confirmation before
reopening the bug.
>From the bug log :
On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 10:33:26AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> While translating the new package description into french, I found the
> following very minor typo. Two spaces instead on one, below :
> supported. Reports can be generated in ASCII format, as well as in
This is done consistently:
one's system. Currently, exim, sendmail, qmail, postfix, bind,
HTML or PDF and other formats. Logs can be read from the local system
The hello package uses two spaces after each line too:
The GNU hello program produces a familiar, friendly greeting. It
=2E It is common style to have two spaces after every sentence-ending
dot. Therefore, I consider this not a bug.
Thanks anyway for your bugreport, Bye,
PS: I've been searching for a good URL to some standard style guide
backing this up, but failed. I didn't get any closer than
http://webster.commnet.edu/ , http://www.bartleby.com/141/ and
=2E . http://logreport.com/
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