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Re: text-overflow: ellipsis

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 23:25:49 +0200
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Bert Bos:
>
>     +----------------+
>     |   Here is a rig|ht-aligned text
>     +----------------+
>
>     +----------------+
>     |   Here is a... |
>     +----------------+
>
> Another subtle point is that the ellipsis on the first line should  
> be after the "a" and not after the space. The space is not really a  
> character (except in preformatted text), but a piece of mark-up  
> that creates a word separator.

This may be the case in English (typography) and probably others, but  
elsewhere, e.g. in German, an ellipsis adjoined to a letter or  
(partial) word indicates truncation of the word, whereas truncation  
of a sentence was shown by an ellipsis after a space (after a word or  
mark).
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