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Re: New Plugin: Text2Tag
just released the plugin. You can find it here:
I’m about to release a new plugin which helps formatting text to tags.
The idea to this plugin was born out of the need that whenever I have a
meeting with a large number
of participants, it was quite an effort to add all participants as tags
(people tag) into my meeting notes,
even by using my auto completion plugin ;)
Usually, I open the MS Outlook invitation, switch to scheduling
assistant and then copy the list of all attendees into the zim page.
Then I get such a list:
Güven, Ugur Murat;Doe, John;Doe, Jane; and many more;
As my people tags have this pattern @LastnameFirstname I was able to do
a quick hack by using the linesorting plugin
(thanks to Norfcran for the plugin), which worked quite ok.
As you can see, even my full name does not fit into that pattern, as I
have a middle name ;). In addition, some entries had additional
in brackets next to the name -> Doe, John (Whatever).
Then I thought: ‘What if others have other data, where the delimiter is
Long story short:
· You are able to select the delimiter
· Set the source and the destination pattern
· Set filters to remove anything from the tags
· compare the data with existing tags and select similar
The current implementation allows this:
Source pattern: %Ln%, %Fn%, %Mn% (-> free to use any
delimiter, free to use any text in between %%, pattern needs to reflect
the source data’s pattern)
Target pattern: %Ln%%Fn% (-> free
to use order, free to use any delimiter which Zim allows, text used
between %% needs to be the same as in source pattern)
As I’m in the final stage, I’d like to know what the pattern of your
tags look like?
Will this implementation fit to your pattern of tags?