Two pluses on same line interpreted as underlining tag

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Catbus

06 Feb, 2016 05:31 PM

I'm trying to create stat blocks for NPCs that don't need entire character sheets of their own. The trouble is, any time I put two pluses on the same line (for instance, in a string of ability scores and modifiers), Textile is interpreting them as the start and end tags for underlining. Is there any way to change or disable this, or, barring that, to mark a plus sign to be interpreted _as_ a plus sign and not as a tag?

  1. 1 Posted by AaSampson on 06 Feb, 2016 06:56 PM

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    Moving chat to DST issues. If this is incorrect please message me.

  2. 2 Posted by ChainsawXIV on 06 Feb, 2016 11:18 PM

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    This isn't actually DST related at all, it just comes up most often in the context of typing out character information (specifically, doing so outside the context of a DST). It's an issue encountered on any page, because bracketing text in + sighs is the textile markup for underlining.

    Unfortunately there's not a really straight forward solution for it, as far as I know.

  3. 3 Posted by AaSampson on 06 Feb, 2016 11:20 PM

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    Thanks for shedding some light on this issue. Have you had any success when dealing with this Catbus?

  4. 4 Posted by Catbus on 07 Feb, 2016 04:15 PM

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    I figured it out. Textile has a code you can use to tell it to treat words
    and characters used in formatting codes as plain text. That code is a
    double equal sign. By changing the first + to ==+==, I was able to get
    Obsidian to leave my stat block alone.

    In certain circumstances -- that is, anytime you've got more than two +'s
    on a line not bordered by spaces on both sides -- it might be necessary to
    use more than one ==+==.

    If you were listing items (a), (b), (c) . . . , you could also use
    double-equal to keep (c) from turning into a copyright symbol: ==(c)==.

  5. 5 Posted by AaSampson on 07 Feb, 2016 09:34 PM

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    Happy to help Catbus. But lets give credit where credit is due to @Chainsaw. If you have anymore questions or issues please message me.

  6. 6 Posted by ChainsawXIV on 07 Feb, 2016 09:41 PM

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    This one at least I don't really have anything to take credit for on. Heh.

  7. AaSampson closed this discussion on 08 Feb, 2016 04:36 AM.

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