Re: Linguistic work on rgbPaint.
måndag den 29 november 2010 klockan 19:14 skrev Justin B Rye detta:
> Mats Erik Andersson wrote:
> > I am preparing the initial packaging of rgbPaint, a software for which
> > I recently got help to rework the package description.
> > However, the included manual page is truly inferior, being older than
> > the program itself, and producing even less information and not producing
> > even a screen full of text. Therefore I have undertaken the work to
> > produce a Docbook source to produce manual pages. Presently I have
> > compiled text for British English (the original uses "colour") and
> > for Swedish. Of natural reasons, also beyond the need to establish
> > the right nomenclature, I would need to find help in scrutinising
> > the English text. The hurdle, sad to say, is that a single language
> > uses some 550 lines of XML-code to produce the manual page. Would it
> > be possible to find an accomplice for this amount of peer reviewing?
> I'm expecting to have even more free time than usual this month, so I
> can certainly help if you post it to the list - I don't know
> anything much about DocBook, though.
Splendid! The source is available at Alioth already now, but I will
prepare a stripped down source containing the English text for our
evaluation here. Before that I will myself work on the text a further
round, or two. The round I just completed was useful and did somewhat
restore my hope, after having written the objectionable repetitions
in the above pledge.
A quickstep a la mode in Docbook will help you overcome any lets and hurdles,
so it will be included in a few days, when I have read the material again.
Mats E A, DM incognito