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authorJason Gerecke <>2015-08-21 08:42:54 -0700
committerPeter Hutterer <>2015-08-22 16:03:29 +1000
commit7095b765acc8851d0faaab990d65028d5a1d0b86 (patch)
tree03df660b740b0ac9a4247a146104725f465069a1 /doc
parent4c8f8a7ea275c17ce95bbbd6e239a0e339e316ea (diff)
doc: fix more typos
Signed-off-by: Jason Gerecke <> Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer <>
Diffstat (limited to 'doc')
9 files changed, 12 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/doc/absolute-axes.dox b/doc/absolute-axes.dox
index 7d205f62..664c6164 100644
--- a/doc/absolute-axes.dox
+++ b/doc/absolute-axes.dox
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@ or height. Note that rotation applies to the device's origin, rotation
usually requires an offset to move the coordinates back into the original
-The most comon matrices are:
+The most common matrices are:
- 90 degree clockwise:
diff --git a/doc/faqs.dox b/doc/faqs.dox
index 9a78dead..0e49dac5 100644
--- a/doc/faqs.dox
+++ b/doc/faqs.dox
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ scroll_sources.
@section faq_gpl Is libinput GPL-licensed?
No, libinput is MIT licensed. The Linux kernel header file linux/input.h in
-libinput's tree is provded to ensure the same behavior regardless of which
+libinput's tree is provided to ensure the same behavior regardless of which
kernel version libinput is built on. It does not make libinput GPL-licensed.
@section faq_config_options Where is the configuration stored?
diff --git a/doc/gestures.dox b/doc/gestures.dox
index a8cef36d..02ef09ab 100644
--- a/doc/gestures.dox
+++ b/doc/gestures.dox
@@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ screen as well as the context of those virtual objects:
@image html touchscreen-gestures.svg "Context-sensitivity of touchscreen gestures"
In this example, the finger movements are identical but in the left case
-both fingers are located within the same window, thus suggesting an attemp
+both fingers are located within the same window, thus suggesting an attempt
to zoom. In the right case both fingers are located on a window border,
thus suggesting a window movement. libinput only has knowledge of the finger
coordinates (and even then only in device coordinates, not in screen
diff --git a/doc/palm-detection.dox b/doc/palm-detection.dox
index 1a5e6572..d30a2070 100644
--- a/doc/palm-detection.dox
+++ b/doc/palm-detection.dox
@@ -46,10 +46,10 @@ will generate a button event for this touch.
If a device provides a <a
href="">trackpoint</a>, it is
-usually located above the touchpad. This increases the likelyhood of
+usually located above the touchpad. This increases the likelihood of
accidental touches whenever the trackpoint is used.
-libinput disables the touchpad whenver it detects trackpoint activity for a
+libinput disables the touchpad whenever it detects trackpoint activity for a
certain timeout until after trackpoint activity stops. Touches generated
during this timeout will not move the pointer, and touches started during
this timeout will likewise not move the pointer (allowing for a user to rest
diff --git a/doc/reporting-bugs.dox b/doc/reporting-bugs.dox
index 0755a9ee..ec0ef9be 100644
--- a/doc/reporting-bugs.dox
+++ b/doc/reporting-bugs.dox
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ When reporting bugs against libinput, please follow the instructions below
and provide the required data. This will speed up triage, resulting in a
quicker bugfix.
-First, try to identify the bugi by reproducing it reliably. The more
+First, try to identify the bug by reproducing it reliably. The more
specific a bug description is, the easier it is to fix. The @ref
libinput-debug-events helper tool can help identify whether the bug is in
libinput at all. This tool is a direct hook to libinput without a desktop
diff --git a/doc/seats.dox b/doc/seats.dox
index 5eec5ded..f67de6bb 100644
--- a/doc/seats.dox
+++ b/doc/seats.dox
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ Each device in libinput is assigned to one seat.
A seat has two identifiers, the physical name and the logical name. The
physical name is summarized as the list of devices a process on the same
physical seat has access to. The logical seat name is the seat name for a
-logical group of devices. A compositor may use that to create additonal
+logical group of devices. A compositor may use that to create additional
seats as independent device sets. Alternatively, a compositor may limit
itself to a single logical seat, leaving a second compositor to manage
devices on the other logical seats.
@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ libinput_seat, all other devices reference their own respective seats.
@section seats_and_features The effect of seat assignment
-A logical set is interprested as a group of devices that usually belong to a
+A logical set is interpreted as a group of devices that usually belong to a
single user that interacts with a computer. Thus, the devices are
semantically related. This means for devices within the same logical seat:
diff --git a/doc/tapping.dox b/doc/tapping.dox
index 483219ad..e7044005 100644
--- a/doc/tapping.dox
+++ b/doc/tapping.dox
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@ disabled with libinput_device_config_tap_set_drag_lock_enabled().
The above diagram explains the process, a tap (a) followed by a finger held
down (b) starts the drag process and logically holds the left mouse button
down. A movement of the finger (c) will drag the selected item until the
-finger is relased (e). If needed and drag lock is enabled, the finger's
+finger is released (e). If needed and drag lock is enabled, the finger's
position can be reset by lifting and quickly setting it down again on the
touchpad (d). This will be interpreted as continuing move and is especially
useful on small touchpads or with slow pointer acceleration.
diff --git a/doc/tools.dox b/doc/tools.dox
index 2bf07935..7fe1e072 100644
--- a/doc/tools.dox
+++ b/doc/tools.dox
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ tools are usually installed, others are @ref developer_tools only.
libinput ships with two tools to gather information about devices:
@ref libinput-list-devices and @ref libinput-debug-events. Both tools must
-be run as root to have acess to the kernel's @c /dev/input/event* device
+be run as root to have access to the kernel's @c /dev/input/event* device
@subsection libinput-list-devices
@@ -97,6 +97,6 @@ $ sudo ./tools/event-gui
See the @c --help output for information about the available options.
@note The @c --grab flag puts an exclusive @c EVIOCGRAB on the device to
-avoid interference with the desktiop while testing.
+avoid interference with the desktop while testing.
diff --git a/doc/touchpads.dox b/doc/touchpads.dox
index 401f16a5..91a9b6a7 100644
--- a/doc/touchpads.dox
+++ b/doc/touchpads.dox
@@ -130,7 +130,7 @@ located underneath the keyboard, accidental palm touches are a non-issue.
Pressure is usually directly related to contact area. Human fingers flatten
out as the pressure on the pad increases, resulting in a bigger contact area
-and the firmware then calculates that back into a ressure reading.
+and the firmware then calculates that back into a pressure reading.
libinput uses pressure to detect accidental palm contact and thumbs, though
pressure data is often device-specific and unreliable.