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

Good points. It might also not be feasible to know the exact meaning of three dots at the end of a string. In addition the ellipses can have different meanings in different languages: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsis#In_different_languages.

Dani



From:        Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx>
To:        User Interface Architecture Working Group <ui-best-practices-working-group@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        06.02.2018 18:30
Subject:        Re: [ui-best-practices-working-group] Prefer proper horizontal ellipsis (U+2026) over three dots in "Menu Item..."?
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Thanks for the link to more recent Windows guidelines. That's indeed less obvious to take a decision if the most used OS seems to adopt 3 dots.

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 6:15 PM, Daniel Megert <daniel_megert@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
One approach could be that SWT chooses the right thing depending on the OS. That way no client would have to change.

Is there already an enhancement request reported on this topic?
I'm a bit afraid that it becomes a hard a difficult task to do that on the setText of all widgets... I'm also wondering how test frameworks like SWTBot and others who like to look at widget labels would (dis)like it if the actual label can be different from the one that's specified in the code.

Overall, if it's more than a search/replace, the effort becomes IMHO too big for the value it generates.
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