How do I type an ASCII code version of a character

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05 Feb, 2021 04:12 AM

Marked 2 Version 2.6.3 introduced support for GitHub :emojis:

I am trying to include the following in a table:

| :bowtie: :bowtie: |

I added the code markers. But what I want to see in my document displayed by Marked 2 id the emoji image followed by the :emoji: code

The first ":" in the second :bowtie: is the problem

I have tried all sorts of things including "\" escape characters and the code "`" markup but Marked 2 displays TWO emoji images.

I need to stop the second :bowtie: being displayed as an emoji image.

Any thoughts please.

Stay safe,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 05 Feb, 2021 11:54 AM

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    Ah, this is my mistake, I have the script searching for ALL occurrences
    of the code, not just those outside of a code tag. I didn't offer any
    way to escape that, but I'll try to get an update out in the next week
    that fixes that issue.


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Brett on 05 Feb, 2021 12:25 PM

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    This ended up being a very easy fix. Which version (MAS, Paddle, Setapp) are you on? If you're on the Paddle version, I can send you a pre-release build that solves it for you.

  3. 3 Posted by peter2536 on 05 Feb, 2021 01:17 PM

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    First off, thank you for the very very quick reply, that's great support.

    I use a version of Marked 2 purchased from the Apple Mac Store; Version 2.6.3 (1013)

    Happy to wait for the update to come from Apple; my work is not urgent, I was putting together a Markdown document with all my favourite GitHub emojis.

    Thanks again for the fast response, stay safe,


  4. 4 Posted by peter2536 on 05 Feb, 2021 02:02 PM

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    This has nothing to do with my GitHub emojis problem. It's more a personal message so feel free to delete it from this thread.

    I've been a fan of writing with plain text for 30 yrs. I started using the TSO editor on an IBM 370 mainframe. In recent years I've discovered MultiMarkdown and now hardly ever use a Word Processor app.

    I'm also curious to know what other people use for their writing.

    For my needs I use BBEdit and Marked 2 on my Mac and 1Writer on my iPad and iPhone. I also have Textastic and Simpletext on my iPad. 1Writer is very good but lacks the use of custom CSS to tweak text "previews.

    I'd be interested to know what you use.

    Sorry if this is a nuisance and feel free to ignore.


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Brett on 05 Feb, 2021 09:30 PM

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    I'll get the update out soon, then. Might hold it while I fix one more bug.

    As far as writing apps:

    I use a weird combination of MultiMarkdown Composer and Sublime Text on my Mac. I like MMDC for writing blog posts and longer-form stuff, but often use Sublime Text with the MarkdownEditing package when I'm writing documentation or doing anything that involves a large folder of Markdown files. Of course, for all my quick notes and snippets, I use nvUltra (which I hope to have released soon, but I've been saying that for a year now).

    On iPhone I do use 1Writer in most cases, unless it's a quick note I just want to put in Drafts, but I don't have any clear delineation on when I use which. I don't do any long form writing on iOS, and everything I write on my phone ends up in my iCloud notes folder one way or another. We are also working on an iOS version of nvUltra, which I assume I'll be using exclusively once it's a viable option.

    In addition, I make frequent use of macOS Services. I have the Markdown Service Tools and SearchLink which I use constantly, as well as other random text tools I've written as needed.

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