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.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Güven, Ugur Murat
> <murat.gue...@ts.fujitsu.com> 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 escape
> it such that it is not formatted as tag, or a "paste-as-verbatim" function.
>
> But first need to understand the way Paul is using these strings to judge
> best direction.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jaap
>
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