Steps to reproduce
\x in editing view between two numbers (e.g.
0\x10). Switch to reading view.
A regular x between the two numbers (e.g.
0x10), rather than a multiplication symbol (×).
The escape character remains when viewed in reading mode (i.e.
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
Obsidian version: v0.13.19
Installer version: v0.13.19
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Safe mode: on
I don’t think that this is something that we do. I think this is something that chrome’s rendering does on its own. There’s nothing in the html that indicates a different character.
I just tested with the commonmark dingus and it seems that we’re spec compliant here
EDIT: Fixed link to the wrong dingus sample.
So is there no way to achieve the desired effect? i.e. just a normal ‘x’ rather than a multiplication sign
I believe this is a font issue. Perhaps a weird font ligature that is baked in the font. if you change font/theme maybe it’ll work.
Writing a normal ‘x’ works just fine for me, I get a normal
While the two characters looks very similar, I can verify that it’s an x rather than the multiplication sign when I copy paste it into Chrome’s URL bar and it suggests me words that start with an x.
I guess that’s the case, I changed to the Minimal theme and it no longer formats as a multiplication sign.
Which theme are you using? Because in Obsidian’s default theme it is definitely a multiplication sign for me, not an x. It copies as a normal x but does not render as one.
Actually I think it is indeed a “ligature” from the font. It’s just that it’s a ligature in the font Inter which we use by default.
Gotcha. I’ll just use a different theme then. Thank you guys for the help.