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Re: Zim Abbreviations.List


I never knew about abbreviations in Zim before, but I do a similar thing
via other software:

Windows: AutoHotkey
Mac: Karabiner Elements
Linux: Autokey

If your Zim exploration doesn't work out, check out the above. They work
across all apps which is nice, but you can also limit the shortcuts to
certain apps (at least in AutoHotkey).

Good luck,


On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 11:22 PM Mark Richardson <malanrich@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm seeking info about Zim's "abbreviations.list" functionality, which
> seems to have disappeared from recent versions. Some time ago I used
> abbreviations often: creating an "abbreviations.list" file in the Zim
> config directory. This enabled using shortcut keys to display longer,
> frequently used phrases or terms. My Zim usage changed and I stopped
> using the abbreviations function, but now I'm needing to use it again.
> I'm running the 0.72 version and abbreviations seem to not work now. I
> may be forgetting some step in the procedure, or the functionality has
> been abandoned. I would appreciate tips from anyone knowing how to
> restore "abbreviations.list" functionality. Thanks for any help!
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