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Re: text-overflow: ellipsis

From: Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 12:15:17 -0400
Message-ID: <af2cae770808020915v7966278aqcd3f203bf68cafd6@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Joeri Sebrechts" <joeri@sebrechts.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

2008/8/1 Joeri Sebrechts <joeri@sebrechts.net>:
> - There were suggestions earlier on to drop the ability to specify an
> alternate string to use instead of the ellipsis character, but I think this
> would be a handy feature because then you'd offer a way to deal with varying
> conventions on how a visual hint of obscured content must be rendered in
> different locales (e.g. chinese).

The Chinese (and, if I understand it correctly, Japanese) ellipsis has 6 dots,
or at least pedantically it still does. So, yes, it would be good to
see this (i.e.,
ellipses that are not three dots) respected one way or another, irrespective
of whether conventions for obscured content exist or not.

-- 
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-ambrose

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