Re: When do you use U+2024 ONE DOT LEADER instead of U+002E FULL STOP?

From: Karl Pentzlin (
Date: Sat May 31 2003 - 06:17:46 EDT

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    Investigating some fonts, I found in a version of Adobe Garamond Pro
    the U+2024 ONE DOT LEADER glyph being a dot symmetrically preceded
    and followed by a tiny space.

    In the same font, the U+2026 HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS glyph has a tiny
    space (smaller than in the U+2024 glyph) before each of the three
    dots and after the last one. Additionally there is a considerable
    space between the single dots. Thus, that glyph is wider than
    three consecutive U+002E glyphs of the same font. Microsoft's Times
    Roman behaves similar for U+2026/U+002E (but contains no U+2024).

    The U+2025 TWO DOT LEADER in Adobe Garamond Pro has no space between
    the two dots. The pair is symmetrically enclosed by a tiny space
    smaller than at U+2024.

    The glyphs seem to be optimized for special typesetting needs rather
    than for general punctuation (confirming other information given in
    this thread).

    See the attached GIF.
    - Karl


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