I’m working on a product that utilizes Kendo Grids where the text displayed in the column headers are often too wide to be displayed without ellipses.
There are too many columns to use the 'auto-width' functionality (we must have a horizontal scroll bar), and we cannot rely on fixed widths to be sufficiently wide enough when the text is translated into different languages.
In some cases, as when the titles consist of several words, a simple CSS fix like this would suffice (although it yields unevenly aligned filter icons):
However, given that the text in these headers is internationalized (and runs the risk of being translated into long German nouns), there should be a more robust solution for viewing these column names. Do you know of any thing we can do to alleviate this problem?
Proposed solutions include:
- automatically line-breaking words with hyphens, instead of truncating with ellipses
- adding tooltips that display the full name of the column on hover