UI changes

Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Tue Aug 14 18:15:14 EDT 2007

Sean Egan spake unto us the following wisdom:
> On 8/14/07, Ka-Hing Cheung <khc at hxbc.us> wrote:
> > Seriously, if I alias it that way, it's because I want to see it that
> > way.
> But there's a good chance you won't see it that way.
> In a top-tab window, you become "Ka-Hi..." and in a side tab window,
> you're "Ka-Hing Che..."

Note that "Ka-Hi...", with space-truncation, would become the far
superior "Ka-Hing", as 'ng' fits where the '...' would have occupied
space.  I've tried to explain this to Ka-Hing on several occasions.

> I'm just considering doing a bit of context-sensitive, human-aided
> truncation to help out Pango's strictly mathematical truncation.

I have to assume that the problem here is that you're doing truncation
before ellipsization would have kicked in, is that possible?  I can
see no other reason for Ka-Hing to ever have complained.


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