Bug#124927: marked as done (libctk3: Spelling error in description)
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From: Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: libctk3: Spelling error in description
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Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 17:38:36 -0500
This is an automated bug report.
I have recently conducted a mass spelling check of Debian package
descriptions. In the process, some other errors were also detected,
such as capitalization, word wrap, and indentation problems.
Some notable guidelines that I used in the check include:
The names of languages (English, French, etc.) are capitalized in
English. Acronyms should be in all capital letters.
In general, words should not be abbreviated as part of the
description. Exceptions include standard abbreviations like "etc.".
This is especially important for proper keyword searches.
- Word joining
For various reasons, technical terms tend to be artificially joined
to form new words, like "bugreport". While this may be acceptable
in an informal context, such words should be written separately in
package descriptions, for clarity and to aid in searching.
In some cases where there the spelling check uncovered other errors, I
have made other edits in the diff for purposes of grammar and clarity.
There appear to be one or more errors in the description for this
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--- orig/libctk3 Mon Dec 17 15:52:27 2001
+++ corrected/libctk3 Mon Dec 17 15:59:04 2001
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
Description: Console Tool Kit
- Console Tool Kit is a toolkit for writing textbased GUIs. The syntax is
+ Console Tool Kit is a toolkit for writing text-based GUIs. The syntax is
almost the same as GTK+. It provides mouse support on the console through
This package contains the runtime files needed by programs linked to ctk.
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Subject: should'be been closed
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These bugs should've been closed, but the changelog entry was
libctk (220.127.116.11) unstable; urgency=low
* Uploading with maintainer set to QA group
* debian/control: corrected spelling mistakes in package descriptions
(Closes: #124926 #124927 #124928)
* debian/changelog: removed emacs tags
* debian/copyright: de-dh_make-boilerplated
Frank Lichtenheld <email@example.com>