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Re: Is a `max-width' spec feasible?

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Is a `max-width' spec feasible?
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2021 15:18:57 +0100
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Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> Side note: `truncate-string-to-width` doesn't just throw away the
> excess but also inserts an ellipsis to announce the truncation, so if we
> add such a `max-width` it'd be desirable to make it display an ellipsis
> as well when truncating text.

Yup.  That does complicate the thing quite a bit, because we'd want to
allow customising that, and the width of the ellipsis is very different
on different displays, etc.

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