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Re: [datasets 17/18] gui: Add ellipsis to menu items that require furthe

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [datasets 17/18] gui: Add ellipsis to menu items that require further input.
Date: Sun, 01 May 2011 17:38:11 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

I did a quick "grep" survey of .ui files installed on my own
system.  I see 71 instances of ... and 28 instances of U+2026.
I'm inclined to stick with ... (unless you really like the
ellipsis character for some reason).

John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> There is a Unicode character for an ellipsis.  I wonder if
> we ought to use that instead of three dots.
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 10:36:45PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>      The GNOME Human Interface Guidelines say:
>          Label the menu item with a trailing ellipsis ("...") only if
>          the command requires further input from the user before it
>          can be performed. Do not add an ellipsis to items that only
>          present a confirmation dialog (such as Delete), or that do
>          not require further input (such as Properties, Preferences or
>          About).
>      Most PSPPIRE menu items fit this description, so they should have
>      trailing ellipses, which this commit adds.

Ben Pfaff

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