Closed Bug 390333 Opened 15 years ago Closed 15 years ago

figure out if "…" (horizontal ellipsis, U+2026) is safe to use

Categories

(Firefox :: Address Bar, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 3 alpha8

People

(Reporter: dao, Unassigned)

References

Details

In bug 390282 comment 1, bz wrote:
> This really needs review from someone who knows how common this character is in
> fonts

In bug 390282 comment 2, I replied:
> Note that the Apple HIG recommends "…":
> http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/XHIGText/chapter_13_section_3.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP30000365-DontLinkElementID_218
> 
> And it's part of WGL4. "As of 2004, WGL4 characters are the only ones
> guaranteed to display correctly on recent versions of all major platforms. Some
> Unicode characters may be missing from default installations of Windows 9x
> (such as Armenian and Georgian), of Linux (such as Devanagari) or of Windows XP
> (such as Ethiopian and Runic), but WGL4 glyphs are found on all major
> platforms." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGL-4)

I don't know if that is sufficient. This needs to be sorted out since the Location Bar currently uses "…" for long URLs.
Flags: blocking-firefox3?
Summary: figure out if "…" (horizontal ellipsis, U+2026) is save to use → figure out if "…" (horizontal ellipsis, U+2026) is safe to use
I'm fairly sure this will be OK. Note that some localizations already use … in menus.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Flags: blocking-firefox3?
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