In a recent tag filter email message, in the plain text part of the message an HTML entity for the horizontal ellipsis appeared at the end of the question preview:

I'm trying to just read the exif and xmp of a jpg with PHP. I've tried
several options, including the Metadata toolkit from ozhiker, which will
never load (It just says that there's no specified file, …

The original question has no ellipsis at that point in the text.

Since the character set used is UTF-8, can … be replaced by U+2026 HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS?

Edit: punctuation varies within emails.

In a new tag filter, the first email I received has ... instead of …:

I'm creating a visual editor Web app using Spring MVC. The visualizaton
has some properties: public class VisualizationProperties { double
strokeWidth = 1; Rectangle selectedArea; } ...

Again, the original question has no punctuation at that point in the text. But the output punctuation is different.

Another question in the same email has … again:

I'm looking for a way to make it so that when the user switches tabs the
contextual action bar that I have becomes invalid. I have it set up so
that the tabs are linked to Fragments and each one …

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  • You know, the font ellipsis pretty much never looks as good as spaced dots do. It’s way too compressed. ’Twould be better to just space them out normally. – tchrist Dec 6 '13 at 23:47
  • @tchrist thanks for the pointer to the discussion. I'm not opposing other replacements, but I'm also thinking "don't change the content because others make it look bad; this is a font problem, not my problem". Also, in text/plain mode, many email clients use a fixed width font, which makes three dots pretty wide (I think). Nevermind though, I'd just like to do away with HTML relics in text/plain :) – Ben Companjen Dec 7 '13 at 0:57

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