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Bug#268517: konsole: Incorrect use of "it's" in package description

Package: konsole
Version: 4:3.3.0-1
Severity: minor


The package konsole uses the contraction "it's" in the
Description field of its control file in what appears to be an
incorrect way.  Recall that "it's" is a contraction for "it is" or
"it has", and any other use (for instance, as a possessive) is not
grammatically correct English.  Hypothetical examples:

- XMMS is cool.  It's one of the best ...   [correct, "It is"]
- XMMS is cool.  It's been rated highly ... [correct, "It has"]
- XMMS is cool.  It's features include ...  [wrong]
- XMMS is cool.  Its features include ...   [correct, possessive]

Using "it's" and "its" correctly is in your best interest, since
incorrect usage may cause someone browsing the package descriptions to
have a bad first impression of that package.

Please note that this is a mass bug filing; it was discussed on
debian-devel in the thread starting here:


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Best regards,

Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@princeton.edu>   Physics Department
WWW: http://www.princeton.edu/~kmccarty/    Princeton University
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