Re: Request for review of daisy-player package description
Paul Gevers wrote:
> Description: player for Daisy talking books (DTB)
If you need to give the expansion, there's not much point including
the abbreviation in the synopsis; but anyway, surely it's:
Description: player for DAISY Digital Talking Books
(Plain "talking books" usually means tape or audio-CD, whereas I
gather that DTB is some sort of file-archive using XML.)
> Daisy-player is a command line player for talking books based on the
> DAISY protocol (currently only version 2 is supported). It is
> comparable in functionality, features and ease of use with commercial
> players. The interface of this program is simple and appropriate for
> braille terminals.
Is it the player or the books that are based on the DAISY protocol?
Probably both, I suppose. Expanding DAISY would help clarify that
this isn't just a random ebook format, it's particularly intended
for a11y purposes:
Daisy-player is a command-line player for talking books based on the
Digital Accessible Information System protocol (currently only version 2
is supported). It is comparable in functionality, features, and ease of
use with commercial players, and has a simple user interface appropriate
for Braille terminals.
While I'm rewriting it I've thrown in an extra comma, rephrased a
line, and capitalised Braille.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package