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[ui-best-practices-working-group] Prefer proper horizontal ellipsis (U+2026) over three dots in "Menu Item..."?

Hi all,

(Not sure if this working group is still alive, but...)

I just filed a bug [1] with Mylyn about a UI glitch in the Task View,
whose root cause is the splitting/shorting of the horizontal ellipsis
("...") we use by convention to mark actions that open a dialog. See the
attached screenshot [2].

Given that Unicode offers a dedicated horizontal ellipsis character
(U+2026) that renders typographically nicer (and often a bit shorter)
than three separate dot characters [3], I wonder if we should not
recommend its use.

AFAICT, U+2026 is available in all major fonts today, so I don't see a
big drawback to this proposal -- besides a slightly inconsistent look
during the transition period.



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