[linux-elitists] Style guidelines for Debian docs?
The Robber Of Zork
Sun Aug 8 16:04:51 PDT 2004
On Sun, 2004-08-08 at 22:41, Erinn Clark wrote:
> For the original starting point and the ensuing, erm, discussion, see:
Clearly, if the Debian Project has a position/policy on this question,
it is well hidden; I can't find it. What I did find was the Gnome style
document, which holds:
"Avoid sexist language
"Pronoun constructions such as his/her or s/he do not exist. There is no
need to identify gender in your instructions."
Interestingly enough, this document acknowledges that:
"Many of these guidelines are only applicable to English-language usage,
see the American Heritage Dictionary and the Chicago Manual of Style."
The Gnome document appears to be the sort of thing that might provide a
useful baseline for evolving a Debian Style Guide.
Beware The Frumious Robber Of Zork
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