Re: Using the Unicode ellipsis =?UTF-8?Q?=28=E2=80=A6=29?= instead of three periods

On Tue, 2012-12-04 at 14:22 +0100, Milan Bouchet-Valat wrote:
> Le lundi 03 décembre 2012 à 19:09 -0500, Jeremy Bicha a écrit :
> > I think it's time that we move away from using three periods (...) to
> > represent the ellipsis and instead use the Unicode character (…).
> > 
> > This style has already been adopted by Microsoft [1] and Apple [2].
> > 
> > [1]
> > [2]
> > 
> > On the other hand, I think it's less clear whether we should change
> > command line output as the single Unicode ellipsis takes up
> > significantly less space than three periods in a monospace font.
> The Microsoft link recommends using curly quotes instead of straight
> ones too. Do you think this is a valuable change too?

I would say it is a valuable change (since it’s one which is definitely
noticeable). However, we should come up with some fairly strict rules
about when to use double- and single-quotes before starting to make any
changes — or we’ll just end up with inconsistency across the desktop.


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