Choose the active shorthand symbols

shorthand

Use the shorthand option to choose which set of characters to recognize and interpret as shorthand symbols.

Syntax

The shorthand option can be used to restrict the interpretation of the shorthand symbols. When a shorthand symbol is disabled, there is never a need to use its escape sequence within the manuscript. There are four settings:

// The default setting            
!option --shorthand=extended // $, %, \, *, `, #, ., ^, +, ?, ~

// Turn off ARIA roles, RDFa properties, and junctors
!option --shorthand=classic // $, %, \, *, `, #, ., ^

// Turn off identifiers, classnames, and styles
!option --shorthand=limited // $, %, \, *, `

// Turn off generic attributes and sourcerefs
!option --shorthand=none // $, %, \
Limiting the list of recognized shorthand symbols

Note that three shorthand symbols can never be disabled: variables $, Unicode characters %, and the escape sequence \.

BLUE-PHRASE shorthand symbols

shorthand symbol enabling setting
variable $ extended, classic, limited, none
Unicode character % extended, classic, limited, none
Escape sequence \ extended, classic, limited, none
Generic attribute * extended, classic, limited
Sourceref ` extended, classic, limited
Identifier # extended, classic
Classname * extended, classic
Style ^ extended, classic
ARIA role + extended
RDFa property ? extended
Junctor ~ extended

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