Date representation as YY/DDD or YYYY/DDD

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jun 4 22:35:15 UTC 2009

On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 00:04:19 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:
> text-only is important.
> Xorg is not part of FreeBSD, not always work, may be not wanted in many 
> cases and finally .. there are no need for any graphics to read text

maybe it's worth emphasizing that manpages in the "text only"
form are the best solution for users with disabilities. A blind
user can easily browse (read through) a manpage on his Braille
output system, or have it read to him with a speech synthesizer.
Because the text in the manpage is continous (no subsectioning
and branching across different documents), the flow of reading
is much easier and requires less interaction.

The "text only" method describes how things ARE, not how things
LOOK LIKE, which seems to be the common way of "modern documenting"
using screenshots that show pictures of a screen, and you need
many of those pictures to describe a certain process, which
often makes it look like a children's book. :-)

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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