Truncating text with ellipsis

In Latin text it is common to indicate truncated text with the ellipsis character (U+2026 HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS). Is this also valid for non-Latin languages? Are there different regional conventions for such truncation, perhaps using regional versions of the ellipsis (analogous to the ideographic comma)?

To put it another way, if a user agent wanted to truncate the rendered text, would it be acceptable to always use the horizontal ellipsis character, regardless of the language? If not, what other characters are there for this?

Best regards,
Jere Käpyaho (
Mobile Software, Nokia

Received on Monday, 25 November 2002 04:19:23 UTC