[SciPy-Dev] mono space text in document editor.

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Fri Jun 11 11:30:23 CDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 9:07 AM, Vincent Davis <vincent@vincentdavis.net>wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 4:25 AM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:
> > Thu, 10 Jun 2010 21:50:02 -0600, Vincent Davis wrote:
> >> It seems that the text in the document editor is not a mono space text.
> >> Can this be changed?
> >
> > What text?
> On this page for example.
> http://docs.scipy.org/scipy/docs/scipy.constants.codata.precision/edit/
> When you edit the text it is not monospace and there is no 75 char guide.
> This makes both staying within the 75 char limit

Just err on the side of being too short (i.e., if in doubt, break the line).

> and getting the rst
> syntax correct difficult. (for example putting "-" under a word to get
> bold font.)

**<text>** gives us bold font.  ("-" under a word makes it a section
heading; only Parameters, Returns, Other parameters, Raises, See also,
Notes, References, and Examples, starting in the first column and on a line
by themselves, should have "-" under them.)

> I could use an external editor and copy paste.

Actually, nominally, that _is_ what we'd prefer writer/editors to do:

(from http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/Front%20Page/#roles-reviewing) "**It is
best to grab the whole existing page [from the Edit window, not the View
window], or a template, edit it on your computer, return [and] check that
nobody else has edited first, and then upload your document. Please do not
edit incrementally, unless making trivial changes like fixing markup or

(Full disclosure: I "cheat," but since you brought it up, I figured I should
emphasize that what you state is the preferred modus operendi.)


See attached images for you don't know what I mean.
> Thanks
> Vincent
> >
> > The text in the edit window is monospace. The output should not be made
> > monospaced; it is intended for Sphinx, and plain text should be variable
> > spaced.
> >
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