Re: Using the Unicode ellipsis =?UTF-8?B?KOKApikgaW5zdGVhZCBvZiB0?= =?UTF-8?B?aHJlZSBwZXJpb2Rz?=

On 12/04/2012 01:09 AM, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> 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.

It would be awesome to have a wiki page with the agreed and proposed
uni-code character usage. Once there are enough agreed use-cases (e.g.
the use of ellipsis in menus), it could be turned into a gnome goal.
Ideally the agreed uni-code characters would make it into a gnome hig
chapter about typography.

> Jeremy
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