Fwd: Re: RFC: Three dots or Unicode ellipsis character

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at redhat.com
Wed Jul 3 12:58:19 CDT 2013

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Subject: Re: RFC: Three dots or Unicode ellipsis character
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:32:15 +0200
From: Michael Stefaniuc <mstefani at redhat.com>
To: Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr>

On 07/03/2013 04:45 PM, Francois Gouget wrote:
> Wine uses three dots (...) rather than the Unicode ellipsis character 
> (…) except in the Czech and Taiwanese translations that use the Unicode 
> ellipsis character.
> I think we should be consistent but the question is which to use.
> I looked at the Windows interface guidelines and they don't have 
> anything to say on this.
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa974176.aspx#punctuation
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa511453.aspx#ellipses
> Looking at what other platforms do, the Apple interface guidelines 
> recommend using the Unicode ellipsis character saying assistive 
> technologies need it. The GNOME and KDE guidelines don't have an 
> official position but seem to use the Unicode character anyway:
> http://simos.info/blog/archives/17
> So should we go with the flow and switch to using ellipsis characters or 
> should we stick with three dots?
How will the substitution work in the W2A case?


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