I am a research analyst in the financial services industry and I use Obsidian to track my notes about businesses. The treatment of the ‘$’ with respect to Latex can be problematic. When referencing a stock ticker in writing it is often conventional to preface them with a ‘$’, which is what I do for my page for each company. The ‘$’ in the link automatically renders as latex and makes the document impossible to read or link properly.
Steps to reproduce
Create a page with the following line of text:
[[$COST]] 2021 results - revenue $1MM, operating profit $250k, better than [[$KR]]
$COST 2021 results - revenue $1MM, operating profit $250k, better than $KR
Mac, iPad, iPhone
Insider builds for both
Note that using dollar sign in filenames has also other associated issues: Two errors that occur when there is a $ sign in the file name
Related feature request: Customizable interpretation of markdown syntax nuances, like CSS
Potential current workarounds:
- Use filename from broadly accepted characters [a-zA-Z0-9] and utilize aliases to capture complex title independent of filename.
- use markdown-style links
[$title](filename) instead of wiki links
[[filename|$title]] to see expressive title before cryptic filename.
- Escape dollar sign by backslash if needed.
Hi! Any chance this is going to be wrapped into a release at any point soon? Any questions I can answer to help reproduce/diagnose?
Thanks for all of your work.
There will be some improvements on this in 0.13.28. However, this is a tricky issue. I suggest you start escaping the $ sign.
[[$COST]] 2021 results - revenue \$1MM, operating profit \$250k, better than [[$KR]]
Thanks for the updates. Just tested them out and they are definitely an improvement over the previous state.