We had an initial
discussion in the PMC (no decision made). On Mac it is indeed better
to use the ellipses character since it is recommended by the guidelines,
but not so on Windows. One approach could be that SWT chooses the right
thing depending on the OS. That way no client would have to change.
Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> To:
Interface Architecture Working Group <ui-best-practices-working-group@xxxxxxxxxxx> Date:
[ui-best-practices-working-group] Prefer proper horizontal ellipsis (U+2026)
over three dots in "Menu Item..."? Sent
I have to say that if Babel as troubles
translating (or actually not translating) the ellipsis, it's more a bug
to fix in Babel than a reason to block the discussion so that it's IMO
a point we can ignore.
On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 3:17 PM, Daniel
wrote: 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.
So some applications do it wrong, and
it would make Eclipse IDE be different from them, sure. But Eclipse IDE
should follow guidelines instead of taking applications doing it wrong
as examples. -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.