> Axel Hecht wrote:
>> On a regular XP, the ellipsis is rendered similarily to ... (just more
>> closely spaced). On a Japanese Windows, it's apparently rendered with
>> MS UI Gothic, which places the dots on the middle of the line
>> vertically. Now that obviously looks wrong for English text, but I
>> wonder if it's right in other scripts, in particular, for Japanese.
>> Independent of other apps using '.''.''.' and thus being on the
>> baseline, the font might be right for Japanese script. (The bug has a
>> testcase for the ellipsis in both fonts.)
>> Are there similar problems for other scripts?
>> Could this happen to other glyphs?
> First, I think this is truly a i18n problem, so I'll restrict there.
> Yes, you would have similar problem running a japanese firefox under a
> chinese OS, all the kanji for menus and button would be rendered using
> the chinese version that looks ugly.
> That's the real problem I believe. Using the font the OS tells you to
> use to display your application's menus and buttons means the result
> will be bad as soon as the localization of the OS and of the application
> don't match.
> Now this is not as bad as it looks, because doing otherwise means you
> will loose appearance consistency between applications.