Package: diction / 1.11-1

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Description: Fix manpage typos.
 Fix various typos in the manual pages.
Author: A Costa <agcosta@gis.net>
Reviewed-By: Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org>
Bug-Debian: http://bugs.debian.org/184711
Bug-Debian: http://bugs.debian.org/310350
Last-Update: 2014-04-14

--- diction-1.11.orig/diction.1.in
+++ diction-1.11/diction.1.in
@@ -94,7 +94,7 @@ phrase language.  The default language i
 .SH AUTHOR \"{{{
 This program is GNU software, copyright 1997\(en2007 Michael Haardt <michael@moria.de>.
 .PP
-The english phrase file contains contributions by Greg Lindahl
+The English phrase file contains contributions by Greg Lindahl
 <lindahl@pbm.com>, Wil Baden, Gary D. Kline, Kimberly Hanks and
 Beth Morris.  The dutch phrase file was contributed by Hans Lodder.
 .PP
--- diction-1.11.orig/style.1.in
+++ diction-1.11/style.1.in
@@ -60,14 +60,14 @@ consists of two or more new line charact
 \fBStyle\fP understands \fIcpp\fP(1) \fB#line\fP lines for being able to
 give precise locations when printing sentences.
 .IP "Kincaid formula" \"{{{ 
-The Kincaid Formula has been developed for Navy training manuals, that
-ranged in difficulty from 5.5 to 16.3.  It is probably best applied
-to technical documents, because it is based on adult training manuals
-rather than school book text.  Dialogs (often found in fictional texts)
-are usually a series of short sentences, which lowers the score.  On the
-other hand, scientific texts with many long scientific terms are rated
-higher, although they are not necessarily harder to read for people
-who are familiar with those terms.
+The Kincaid Formula was developed for U.S. Navy training manuals; it
+ranges in difficulty from 5.5 to 16.3.  It is probably best applied to
+technical documents, because it is based on adult training manuals
+rather than school book text.  Dialogs (often found in fictional
+texts) are usually a series of short sentences, which lowers the
+score.  On the other hand, scientific texts with many long scientific
+terms are rated higher, although they are not necessarily harder to
+read for people who are familiar with those terms.
 .sp
 .\"{{{ Kincaid Index
 .if t \{\
@@ -122,13 +122,13 @@ Coleman-Liau = 5.88*chars/wds-29.5*sent/
 .\}
 .\"}}}
 .\"}}}
-.IP "Flesh reading easy formula" \"{{{ 
-The Flesh reading easy formula has been developed by Flesh in 1948 and
-it is based on school text covering grade 3 to 12.  It is wide spread,
-especially in the USA, because of good results and simple computation.
-The index is usually between 0 (hard) and 100 (easy), standard English
-documents averages approximately 60 to 70.  Applying it to German
-documents does not deliver good results because of the different language
+.IP "Flesch Reading Ease formula" \"{{{ 
+Developed by Rudolph Flesch in 1948, the Flesch Reading Ease formula
+is based on school texts covering grades 3 to 12.  It is widespread,
+especially in the USA, because it is computed easily and produces good
+results.  The index ranges from 0 (hard) to 100 (easy).  Standard
+English documents average around 60 to 70.  Applying it to German
+documents gives bad results because of the different language
 structure.
 .sp
 .\"{{{ Flesh reading easy formula
@@ -147,13 +147,13 @@ Flesch Index = 206.835-84.6*syll/wds-1.0
 .\"}}}
 .\"}}}
 .IP "Fog Index" \"{{{
-The Fog index has been developed by Robert Gunning.  Its value is a
-school grade.  The ``ideal'' Fog Index level is 7 or 8.  A level above
-12 indicates the writing sample is too hard for most people to read.
-Only use it on texts of at least hundred words to get meaningful results.
-Note that a correct implementation would not count words of three or
-more syllables that are proper names, combinations of easy words, or
-made three syllables by suffixes such as \(ened, \(enes, or \(ening.
+The Fog index was developed by Robert Gunning.  Its value is a school
+grade.  The \(lqideal\(rq Fog Index level is 7 or 8.  A level above 12
+indicates the writing sample is too hard for most people to read.
+Texts less than 100 words will not produce meaningful results.  Note
+that a correct implementation would not count words of three or more
+syllables that are proper names, combinations of easy words, or made
+three syllables by suffixes such as \(ened, \(enes, or \(ening.
 .sp
 .\"{{{ Fog Index formula
 .if t \{\
@@ -232,7 +232,7 @@ Fog Index = 0.4*(wds/sent+100*((wds >= 3
 .\".RE
 .\"}}}
 .IP "Lix formula" \"{{{
-The Lix formula developed by Bj�rnsson from Sweden is very simple and
+The Lix formula developed by Bj\(:ornsson from Sweden is very simple and
 employs a mapping table as well:
 .sp
 .\"{{{ Lix
@@ -261,9 +261,9 @@ School year##5##6##7##8##9##10##11
 .TE
 .RE
 .\"}}}
-.IP "SMOG-Grading" \"{{{
-The SMOG-Grading for English texts has been developed by McLaughlin
-in 1969.  Its result is a school grade.
+.IP "SMOG Grading" \"{{{
+The SMOG Grading for English texts was developed by McLaughlin in
+1969.  Its result is a school grade.
 .sp
 .\"{{{ SMOG
 .if t \{\
@@ -275,12 +275,12 @@ italic "SMOG-Grading" = sqrt { { (words
 .\}
 .if n \{\
 .ad l
-SMOG-Grading = square root of (((wds >= 3 syll)/sent)*30) + 3
+SMOG Grading = square root of (((wds >= 3 syll)/sent)*30) + 3
 .ad b
 .\}
 .\"}}}
 .sp
-It has been adapted to German by Bamberger & Vanecek in 1984, who changed
+It was adapted to German by Bamberger and Vanecek in 1984, who changed
 the constant +3 to \-2.
 .\"}}}
 .SS "Word usage"