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bug #51328: [Patch] Manuals: Adjust space between sentences or protect the indicator

Submitted by:  Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Submitted on:  Tue 27 Jun 2017 07:11:30 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  Documentation Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None

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Tue 27 Jun 2017 07:11:30 PM UTC, original submission:  

("Indicator" is an "end-of-sentence character" (.!?)).

The space between sentences in "roff" is two spaces.
Better is to begin each sentence on a new line to avoid different
writers' conventions.


  1) man-pages(7) from package "man-pages" or
"www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages" section 7 or

"New sentences should be started on new lines.
This makes it easier to see the effect of patches,
which often operate at the level of individual sentences."

  2) groff_diff(7) in package "groff":

"In GNU troff, as in UNIX troff, you should always follow a sentence
with either a newline or two spaces."

  3) "info groff":

  Search for the word "sentence" in the output to get more hints about input

  The patch is in the attachment.

Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-09-01 bgarrigues Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        Item GroupNone => Documentation
    2017-06-27 bjarniig Attached File- => Added 0001-Adjust-space-after-end-of-sentences-or-protect-indicat.txt.gz, #41057

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