[Ffmpeg-cvslog] r8412 - trunk/doc/ffmpeg-doc.texi

Måns Rullgård mans
Fri Mar 16 00:10:24 CET 2007

Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:

> On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 01:46:43PM -0500, Jeff Clagg wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 02:44:23PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> > Thanks for attempting to sanely punctuate again :)
>> > 
>> > Now, can you try to climb to the next stage and revive the apostrophe
>> > again?  I don't care how you write mails at all, but leaving out
>> > apostrophes makes a text look unprofessional and careless.  I know that
>> > "its" vs. "it's" is a common source of mistakes, but the others, like
>> > "dont" vs. "don't" should be easy to avoid.
>> > 
>> > As an alternative, avoiding short forms altogether in (formal) written
>> > texts is likely to be a good idea.  IMO it's slightly better style to
>> > "don't" etc. to "do not".
>> I get the idea that the apostrophe doesn't appear on most German 
>> keyboards - in a pinch, they often use the ? (accent) character 
>> instead.
> Nonsense :)

That said, I've often encountered the practice of substituting an
accent for the apostrophe.  Looks ridiculous, if you ask me.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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