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Re: Is there a way of changing the tag symbol?
Main logic is that "#" is also used for anchors in HTML links. So reserved
"#" for links and decided on "@" since this is used for tags in
applications predating twitter.
On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Marco Cevoli <marco.cevoli@xxxxxxxxx>
> I know this has been discussed before, but why don't we follow
> twitter's standard? All words with @ are for people/users and # for
> actual tags. I don't know if this unnecessary complicates things, but
> it might be useful to many users. The developer(s) can only change the
> actual @ with # , and this "user/contact management" (using @) can be
> created as an external plugin, ie, not forcing everyone to use it,
> since Zim is designed as a personal organizer.
> Just brainstorming.
> Marco Cevoli
> Technical translator. Graphic designer. Joiner-of-dots.
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Jaap Karssenberg
> <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Güven, Ugur Murat
> > <murat.gueven@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> >Colin:[… ]Ugur Murat wants it and has done coding in related areas so
> >> > I've been hoping they might do it someday. […]
> >> I was thinking of having the @ sign for general tags, and the # sign for
> >> people tags, as I’m using tags heavily, also
> >> for tasks to assign to people.
> >> What I could imagine is to have the tags symbol to be a setting in
> >> preferences, but changing the tag symbol is not that
> >> easy, as far as I can see.
> > This is a bad idea design wise. The wiki syntax parsing should not
> depend on
> > preferences. Data format should be stable.
> >> >Paul:Each time I paste into Zim a string containing @, it handles that
> >> > string as a tag.
> >> Currently I can see only a workaround, replacing the @ sign by anything
> >> else, when you copy paste your text.
> > Replacing is indeed a work around. Real solution would be to handle the
> > copy-paste such that you get the wanted result. E.g. use the "@", but
> > it such that it is not formatted as tag, or a "paste-as-verbatim"
> > But first need to understand the way Paul is using these strings to judge
> > best direction.
> > Regards,
> > Jaap
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