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"... Dedicated to Karl H. Hofmann on the occasion of his 76th anniversary Abstract. Let G be an abelian topological group. The symbol ̂ G denotes the group of all continuous characters χ: G → T endowed with the compact open topology. A subset E of G is said to be qc-dense in G provided that χ(E) ⊆ ϕ([−1 ..."

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Dedicated to Karl H. Hofmann on the occasion of his 76th anniversary Abstract. Let G be an abelian topological group. The symbol ̂ G denotes the group of all continuous characters χ: G → T endowed with the compact open topology. A subset E of G is said to be qc-dense in G provided that χ(E) ⊆ ϕ([−1/4, 1/4]) holds only for the trivial character χ ∈ ̂ G, where ϕ: R → T = R/Z is the canonical homomorphism. A super-sequence is a non-empty compact Hausdorff space S with at most one non-isolated point (to which S converges). We prove that an infinite compact abelian group G is connected if and only if its arc component Ga contains a super-sequence converging to 0 that is qc-dense in G. This gives as a corollary a recent theorem of Außenhofer: For a connected locally compact abelian group G, the restriction homomorphism r: ̂ G → ̂ Ga defined by r(χ) = χ ↾Ga for χ ∈ ̂ G, is a topological isomorphism. We also show that an infinite compact group G is connected if and only if its arc component Ga contains a super-sequence S converging to the identity e that generates a dense subgroup of G (equivalently, S \ {e} is an infinite suitable set for G in the sense of Hofmann and Morris). 1.