Subject: Re: small typo in guide, chap-exinst.xml
To: rudolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ryan Cresawn <email@example.com>
Date: 10/22/2005 22:19:07
Rudolf and Hubert,
The 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style states in section
6.103 on pages 266--67:
A period precedes the closing parenthesis if the entire sentence is
in parentheses; otherwise if follows.
Since the text inside the parentheses is a sentence one solution is to
capitalize the 'n' in note; however, partition should be partitions.
A diff of my suggestions follows.
$ cvs diff chap-exinst.xml
RCS file: /cvsroot/htdocs/guide/en/chap-exinst.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.19
diff -r1.19 chap-exinst.xml
< give the most flexibility and precision (note that it is usually
< better to align partition on cylinder boundaries for performance
> give the most flexibility and precision (Note that it is usually
> better to align partitions on cylinder boundaries for performance
On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 03:18:24AM +0200, rudolf wrote:
> Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> >On Sun, 23 Oct 2005, rudolf wrote:
> >>- reasons, at least on older hard disks.)
> >>+ reasons, at least on older hard disks).
> >I was (once upon a time) told that the former is actually the correct
> >english spelling, and I think most of the Guide uses this. Which is why
> >I didn't that some time ago (I thought about it, but decided against it
> >because of those two reasons).
> > - hubert
> Ok. There is the second case correct in my maternal language and I
> thought I have seen similar correction to a man page in some mailing
> list recently.
> If we suppose that a text treating english grammar and punctuation is
> correct in this regard (what a logic) :) than there is an example of the
> second case here:
> so maybe there are at least both cases correct?