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Re: RFC: Description text in packages



On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 15:37 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> It seems many packagers have committed new summary text for their
> packages, and I thank you all for that.
> 
> Next on my list are insane descriptions. For instance, just take a look
> at the description for enlightenment (many pages in length) and various
> packages using ``quoting'' or ''quoting''. Many packages also try to do
> a bullet list using '*' or '-', usually with a random amount of spacing.
> 
> Question 1: Should we use '', "", or the UTF-8 quote characters? If we
> use LaTeX style ``double'' and `single' formatters then it's trivial for
> the session programs to either use ˵˶ or «» depending on the locale.

GNU is wrong and ` is not the mate of '.  '' or "" or utf8 quotes are
fine.

- ajax

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