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Re: text-overflow: ellipsis

From: Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 15:15:08 -0400
Message-ID: <af2cae770808021215j65b23ac1ha1cd324193237dd9@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Brad Kemper" <brkemper.comcast@gmail.com>
Cc: "Joeri Sebrechts" <joeri@sebrechts.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

2008/8/2 Brad Kemper <brkemper.comcast@gmail.com>:
> If the convention does exist, shouldn't the appropriate character for the
> script in use be used? Thus a six dot ellipse (or six periods) automatically
> if using Chinese?

Mostly, in computer user interfaces, the English ellipsis is
always used (I don't know why). I'd say the convention (of
actually using a 6-dot ellipsis) does not actually exist.

So, by "one way or another" I meant (1) if some author feels
that a three-dot ellipsis is wrong because the Chinese ellipsis
should have 6 dots, he/she should have the option to use the
correct one, but (2) if the browser is required to always
default to the "correct" ellipsis I definitely won't mind :)


The 'net used to be run by smart people; now many sites are run by
idiots. So SAD... (Sites that do spam filtering on mails sent to the
abuse contact need to be cut off the net...)
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