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

> AFAICT, 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 other applications.

-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.

Dani



From:        Andreas Sewe <andreas.sewe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:        UX Group <ui-best-practices-working-group@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        02.02.2018 10:02
Subject:        [ui-best-practices-working-group] Prefer proper horizontal ellipsis (U+2026) over three dots in "Menu Item..."?
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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.

WDYT?

Andreas

[1] <
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=530642>
[2] <
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/attachment.cgi?id=272510>
[3] <
http://cldr.unicode.org/translation/characters>

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