Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#10006 closed feature request (invalid)

Add baseline ellipsis as unicode alternative to «..»

Reported by: zardoz Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Compiler (Parser) Version: 7.8.4
Keywords: unicode, UnicodeSyntax Cc:
Operating System: Unknown/Multiple Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: None/Unknown Test Case:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Related Tickets: #3894 Differential Rev(s):
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Description (last modified by zardoz)

While the current unicode syntax is overall very pleasing to the eye, writing the ellipsis as two periods («..») sticks out quite noticably. I would welcome it if the horizontal ellipsis (U+2026, «…») would be allowed in places where «..» can be written.

I noticed that there was an old discussion on the mailing list which indicated that originally there was a unicode replacement for «..», namely the midline ellipsis, which wasn’t considered a good choice and was removed from the syntax. The regular ellipsis would have the advantage that it is one of the more common «fancy» characters and mapped by default in the X server compose definitions; as such it’s rather well-accepted and sees use even on IRC and in blogs. So users would potentially benefit from the regular ellipsis, much more so than the more exotic midline ellipsis.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by zardoz

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by hvr

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by thomie

Keywords: unicode UnicodeSyntax added
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I'm closing some of these unicode related feature requests, as a discussion needs to happen first on one of the mailing lists. Please reopen this ticket once there is sufficient support.

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