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Bug#646992: Package description unclear

Package: libxpm4
Version: 1:3.5.9-3
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-l10n-english@lists.debian.org

Dear X Maintainers,
thank you for maintaining this big, fat and complicated software.

Updating the German package description I found that the first sentence
of the description might be simplified or rephrased.

What does "provides support and common operation" mean? If the library
supports the format, I expect it to provide all necessary functionality
to work with the format. Providing the ability to perform operations
that are needed very often one could describe as "the ability to perform
common operations". From this point of view in "support *and* common
operations" and is wrong as common operations are a subset of full support:
"and common operations" is superfluous. If the support is limited, I would
like to know the limitations or an enumeration of the capabilities.

So I would start the description with something like
 - This library provides support for the XPM image format, ...
 - This library supports the XPM image format, ...
- This library enables your applications to handle the XPM image format, ...

Kind regards,

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