I am writing a paper in Obsidian. I use Zotero to manage my references and use a unique key output by Better BibTeX. I have installed the Citations plugin. When I want to include a citation in the manuscript, I use Ctrl+Shift+E to find it.
Then a key like [[@Fuji2007]] is inserted. This is an internal link in Obsdian, and this title note contains the automatically generated bibliographic information and what I felt when I read it.
I convert this in an external Pndoc (terminal), link it to the Refernece, and generate a Word file. Because I need to submit this file to an English proofreader.
The problem here is Obsidian’s double bracketing. That is, if I convert [[@Fuji2007]] in Pandoc, it will look like [(Fuji et al., 2007)]. All I really want is (Fuji et al., 2007). I don’t need the outer square brackets.
What I’m trying to do
I tried to use the Lua filter to remove the square brackets when I run Pandoc in the terminal, but it didn’t work. All the brackets disappear. I tried another code, but it did not work.
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So I would like to know if there is a way to export a link in Obsidian with the formatting changed from double to single.
I don’t know Lua, but I’m guessing you might change
It looks to me like the code you posted replaces every bracket with nothing. I don’t know if my altered version works (again: I don’t know Lua), but the intent is to replace pairs of brackets with single brackets.
These seem to be very attractive solutions, but for some reason they didn’t work - maybe there is a problem with Lua’s escaping process.
I am converting double brackets to singles with Obisidian’s Replace. However, this way I have to replace twice each time I export to Pandoc, and when I am done exporting, I have to put it back again. This is not a very smart way.
Does anyone know of a “smart” way to switch between Obsidian citation brackets [] and Pandoc citation brackets  in one click?