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Re: text-overflow: ellipsis

From: Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 08:18:43 -0400
Message-ID: <af2cae770808040518n36d32bf4we56c083bbf73c59@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: "Brad Kemper" <brkemper.comcast@gmail.com>, "Joeri Sebrechts" <joeri@sebrechts.net>, www-style@w3.org

Richard,

No, there is no Unicode character for the 6-dot ellipsis.
(There is no Unicode character for a dash that spans two CJK characters either.)

Cheers,
Ambrose

2008/8/4 Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>:
> Ambrose,
>
> Is there a Unicode character for the 6-dot ellipsis?  A quick search
> http://rishida.net/scripts/uniview/?search=ellipsis didn't reveal one.
> Cheers,
> RI
>
> ============
> Richard Ishida
> Internationalization Lead
> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
>
> http://www.w3.org/International/
> http://rishida.net/
>
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf
>> Of Ambrose Li
>> Sent: 02 August 2008 20:15
>> To: Brad Kemper
>> Cc: Joeri Sebrechts; www-style@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: text-overflow: ellipsis
>>
>>
>> 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 :)
>>
>> --
>> cheers,
>> -ambrose
>>
>> 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...)
>
>



-- 
cheers,
-ambrose

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...)
Received on Monday, 4 August 2008 12:19:20 GMT

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