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Re: (forw) Bug#189487 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#189487: lire: Typo in package description)

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 06:31:35AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> 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.

Some people say it is. I don't know the correct answer. I don't like it
myself. I think that the interactive package manager (dselect, aptitude 
or whatever) should enforce the correct typography, rather than us 
preformatting our descriptions with it.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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