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Re: [Pkg-fonts-bugs] ITP: hinting-viewer - tool to view font outline hinting

On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 07:21:00AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:

> > The problem fixed in the above seems unrelated to the missing leading
> > article.  I can understand why leading articles in the short

Yes, what I meant was that I found it difficult to assess what I'd done
since lopping off the leading article made things scan so badly for me.

> > description are bad (screws sorting and wastes limited space) but why
> > avoid them in the long description?

> Still on matter of personal taste, I prefer:

> "Foo is a this for doing that..."

Ah, right - that is much better than simply lopping off the preposition
as had been done originally.

> As far as my understanding goes, "A this for doing that" is not a
> complete sentence as it's missing a leading verb. At least in French,
> such incomplete sentences without a "verbe principal" are to be
> avoided in written language.

It depends on how freestanding the description is - in most of the
contexts where it is displayed the partial sentence doesn't scan so
badly since something along the lines of "$PACKAGE is..." is implied.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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