Douple space in line #20

Bug #603906 reported by AJenbo on 2010-07-10
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

"To install something with Ubuntu Software Center, you need administrator access and a working Internet connection. (If you set up Ubuntu on this computer yourself, you have administrator access automatically.)"

"connection. (If"

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AJenbo (ajenbo) wrote :

Also I think that the ".)" at the end of this string needs to be changed to ").".

Prepared a fix

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
AJenbo (ajenbo) wrote :

This seams to be an issue with almost every line in this document.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Sorry for the incredibly slow response to this report ...

I don't understand what the bug is here. Yes, there are two spaces at the end of that sentence. I don't know how I did that (it's not my normal style or anything), but it's an XML document, so what difference does it make?

It would be an error to change ".)" to ")." here. The sentence started inside the brackets, so it should end inside the brackets.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
AJenbo (ajenbo) wrote :

From a translators perspective it's not obvious that the string will be displayed with only one space and so might try to maintain the double space.

I believe that the parentheses should be within the previous sentence and the . be is implied at the end of a parentheses, please check the grammar for US English.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

It doesn't matter if translators do try to maintain the double space, but sure, remove it if you like.

Example references for why the period should stay inside the brackets:
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/CMS_FAQ/Punctuation/Punctuation31.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Sentences_and_brackets
http://wps.ablongman.com/long_faigley_penguinhb_1/7/1978/506571.cw/

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for software-center (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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