From: Karl Pentzlin (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 31 2003 - 06:17:46 EDT
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
See the attached GIF.
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