[Debtags-devel] spellchecking debian-packages

Justin B Rye jbr@edlug.org.uk
Mon, 6 Jun 2005 11:24:47 +0100

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Hi; I'm interested in helping.  I am not a programmer (indeed, I'm
Google's top hit for "IANAP"), but I've been a Debian user and
sysadmin for many years, and a quick look at the "debian-packages"
file shows one obvious thing I can do - spelling patch attached.

I'm also strongly tempted to provide a patch imposing a standard
capitalisation policy, and there are some other corrections I'd
argue for (eg: there's no such thing as "X-Windows"), but I'm
starting with something simple. 

Incidentally, I don't see any mention in the archives of
/usr/lib/menu or /usr/share/doc-base files, which each implement
"section" hierarchies slightly divergent from the old system of
repository sections.  I hope they aren't being overlooked.
Ankh kak! (Ancient Egyptian blessing)

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Index: debian-packages
--- debian-packages	(revision 869)
+++ debian-packages	(working copy)
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@
 Facet: admin
 Status: needing-review
 Nature: energy
-Description: Administration and System Maintainance
+Description: Administration and System Maintenance
 Tag: admin::accounting
 Description: Accounting
@@ -290,7 +290,7 @@
 Tag: devel::docsystem
 Implies: devel
-Description: Literate Programming tools and auto-documentors
+Description: Literate Programming tools and auto-documenters
 Tag: devel::editor
 Implies: devel
@@ -379,8 +379,8 @@
 Tag: field::finance
 Description: Accounting and financial software
-Tag: field::geneaolgy
-Description: Geneaolgy
+Tag: field::genealogy
+Description: Genealogy
 Tag: field::geography
 Description: Geography
@@ -515,7 +515,7 @@
 Description: CD - Compact Disc
 Tag: hwtech::dvd
-Description: DVD - Digital Video Disk
+Description: DVD - Digital Video Disc
 Tag: hwtech::ups
 Description: UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supply
@@ -808,7 +808,7 @@
 Description: Role of the package in the system
 Tag: role::applet
-Description: Applets und Dockapps
+Description: Applets and Dockapps
 Tag: role::client
 Description: Client application
@@ -1535,7 +1535,7 @@
 Description: Bulletin Board Systems
 Tag: cd
-Description: Compact Disks (CDs)
+Description: Compact Discs (CDs)
 Tag: data-exchange
 Implies: foreignos