Bug 2615 - Unify spaces in strings
Summary: Unify spaces in strings
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Claws Mail
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version: 3.8.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 minor
Assignee: users
URL:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2012-02-24 10:41 CET by Christian Hesse
Modified: 2012-06-04 08:58 CEST (History)
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Unify spaces in strings (9.19 KB, patch)
2012-02-24 10:41 CET, Christian Hesse
no flags Details | Diff
Unify spaces in strings - the other way round (6.30 KB, patch)
2012-02-25 18:32 CET, Christian Hesse
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Christian Hesse 2012-02-24 10:41:07 CET
Created attachment 1084 [details]
Unify spaces in strings

Some strings look like "foo bar %s...", some look like "foo bar %s ...". (Note the extra space.) This patch unifies all cases to the second one.
Comment 1 Paul 2012-02-24 19:46:08 CET
I tend to think that it's better without the space before the ellipsis
Comment 2 Troy 2012-02-24 21:31:05 CET
I think it looks better with no space before the ellipses too, but apparently that isn't the correct way to display them: http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/lrw/grinker/LwtaEllipses.htm
Comment 3 Ricardo Mones 2012-02-25 18:00:11 CET
I also think that's better without the space before the ellipsis, and don't believe the usage page linked by Troy has any relevance here.

Ours is not the literary use of ellipsis to indicate a missing or omitted text in a quotation.

On menus is a just a common GUI indicator that the menu entry has a sub-menu available and on status bar messages that the action is still being performed and we're waiting for it to finish.
Comment 4 Christian Hesse 2012-02-25 18:32:10 CET
Created attachment 1086 [details]
Unify spaces in strings - the other way round

Ok, this patch is just the other way round. Feel free to include either of them.
Comment 5 MoH 2012-02-25 19:14:12 CET
Gnome HIG seems to support the version with no space:

http://developer.gnome.org/hig-book/3.0/menus-design.html.en#menu-item-type-command