U+2026 is available in all major fonts today,
And what about
the non-major fonts? It looks different than the usual three dots (smaller),
i.e. Eclipse labels would look different than the labels on the OS and
-2 from me. I
will bring this up in the Eclipse top-level project PMC call next week
to get a final decision on this for the Platform.
Sewe <andreas.sewe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To:
Group <ui-best-practices-working-group@xxxxxxxxxxx> Date:
Prefer proper horizontal ellipsis (U+2026) over three dots in "Menu
(Not sure if this working group is still alive, but...)
I just filed a bug  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 .
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 , 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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