Ellipsising long names: don't replace a single character


(Barry van Oudtshoorn) #1

I just noticed this when reporting a separate issue:

The ellipsis has replaced a single “n” from the end of my name. Can the algorithm be changed such that it will only ellipsise strings to shorten them? In other words, if the length of the ellipsised string is the same as the original string, don’t ellipsise?

(I’m assuming that this ellipsis is added programatically, rather than with CSS – if CSS is based around the actual width of the characters, using text-overflow: ellipsis might be simpler!)


(Dean Taylor) #2

It already is using that here:


(Barry van Oudtshoorn) #3

How bizarre. :confused: Must be a bug in the browser, then. Thanks @DeanMarkTaylor!