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

I also follow the argument that automatic replacement it not a good approach.
If we decide that start using this sign, we can start to adjust our
menus manually on a best effort basis.

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 10:05 AM, Daniel Megert <daniel_megert@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
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> 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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