[systemd-devel] [PATCH] Use normal English elide in place of ellipsize

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Feb 4 11:43:41 PST 2014

On Tue, 04.02.14 15:45, Barry Scott (barry.scott at onelan.co.uk) wrote:

> On Tue 04 Feb 2014 19:36:34 Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> > В Tue,  4 Feb 2014 15:31:58 +0000
> > 
> > Barry Scott <barry.scott at onelan.co.uk> пишет:
> > > Change the messages output and also all internal
> > > function names and variables to match.
> > 
> > As a non-native English speaker I must admit ellipsize was more
> > understandable. I am not sure I would understand "elide" if it was not
> > used in this context.
> Ellipsize is not in any dictionary for any language.

Note that "ellipsize" is what gtk uses for this kind of thing:


Pango calls this "ellipsize" too:


And so does Android:


Quite frankly, I am pretty strongly against introducing new vocabulary
here, if the word "ellipsize" appears to be pretty universally
established for this kind of thing... I mean, this is not something new
we are invented, this simply reused pre-existing technical wording...


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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