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Re: README for webwml/english/MailingLists/desc

On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 01:59:33PM +0200, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
>  I started to translate the descriptions for the MailingLists and
> stumbled upon this part of the README:
> -> Caution: Since the lists description can be used in a text file, too, it
> -> should not be wider than 52 characters. (In case anyone wants to make
> -> mailing-lists.??.txt...)
>  Uhm, is 52 really correct?

Yes. Look at the format of the mailing-lists.txt file:


      Description : Major news and very important changes in the project
                    are announced here.
      Moderated   : yes
      Subscription: open


Observe the length of the underlined space.

>  What is the rule for the *.heading files?
> For they seem to have other rules, none of those are below 52
> characters.

For them, the limit is standard ~ 76, which is implied.

Once again, look at the file.

>  <nitpick>I found some descriptions that are wider than 52 (e.g. 53) -
> should that be changed?</nitpick>  *ducks*

52 was an approximate number, to leave a bit of space on the right margin.

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