Fixing package descriptions

Ben Finney ben+freedesktop at
Tue Nov 9 12:48:15 PST 2010

"Jorge O. Castro" <jorge at> writes:

> I was made aware that openSUSE and Debian were also interested in
> improving these descriptions, so I thought I'd start a thread on what
> efforts each distribution has made in this area and if there's any
> places where we could share work on this as there's plenty of overlap
> here. Thanks!

You may be aware of the guidelines in the Debian Developer's Reference

We also have an unofficial guide to “English for Software Localisation”
<URL:> from our
tireless ‘debian-l10n-english’ resident, Justin B. Rye.

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